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[fahr-see] /ˈfɑr si/
noun, plural farcies. Veterinary Pathology.
a form of glanders chiefly affecting the skin and superficial lymphatic vessels of horses and mules.
Origin of farcy
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English farsy(n) < Anglo-French, Middle French farcin < Late Latin farcīminum glandular disease (Latin farcī(re) to stuff + Late Latin -minum for Latin -men noun suffix) Unabridged
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noun (pl) -cies
(vet science) a form of glanders in which lymph vessels near the skin become thickened, with skin lesions and abscess-forming nodules, caused by a bacterium, Burkholderia mallei
Word Origin
C15: from Old French farcin, from Late Latin farcīminum glanders, from Latin farcīmen a sausage, from farcīre to stuff
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