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vives

[vahyvz] /vaɪvz/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology
1.
inflammation and swelling of the submaxillary gland in horses.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; earlier avives < Middle French < Spanish adibas < Arabic al-dhi’bah literally, the she-wolf
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