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[lam-uh-nahy-tis] /ˌlæm əˈnaɪ tɪs/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
inflammation of sensitive laminae in the hoof of a horse, caused by stressful events, as trauma, infection, or parturition.
Origin of laminitis
1835-45; < New Latin; see lamina, -itis Unabridged
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  • laminitis vastly increases horn production leading to abnormal foot growth.
British Dictionary definitions for laminitis


inflammation of the laminated tissue structure to which the hoof is attached, esp in horses and cattle Also called founder
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from lamina + -itis
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laminitis in Medicine

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

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