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An inflammation of the hoof cartilage of horses and other solid-hoofed animals, characterized by degeneration of hoof tissue, formation of a slough, and fistulous sores.
(Veterinary Science) vet science infection of the cartilages on the side of a horse's foot, characterized by inflammation and the formation of pus
[C13: perhaps from Old French cuiture a boiling, from Latin coctūra a cooking, from coquere to cook]
a purulent inflammation of the foot in horses and other hoofed animals resulting in lameness.