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  • n. A disease in hawks, characterized by the presence of small thread-like worms and of filaments of coagulated blood, from the rupture of a vein.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A disease in hawks, characterized by the presence of small threadlike worms, also of filaments of coagulated blood, from the rupture of a vein; -- called also backworm.

Etymologies

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French filandres, from Latin filum thread.

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