laminitis

[lam-uh-nahy-tis]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
inflammation of sensitive laminae in the hoof of a horse, caused by stressful events, as trauma, infection, or parturition.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin; see lamina, -itis

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laminitis (ˌlæmɪˈnaɪtɪs)
 
n
Also called: founder inflammation of the laminated tissue structure to which the hoof is attached, esp in horses and cattle
 
[C19: from New Latin, from lamina + -itis]

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laminitis lam·i·ni·tis (lām'ə-nī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of a lamina. Also called founder1.

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Laminitis vastly increases horn production leading to abnormal foot growth.
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