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1. Bog spavin.
2. Bone spavin.
[Middle English spaven, from Old French espavain, swelling, perhaps of Germanic origin.]
(Veterinary Science) vet science enlargement of the hock of a horse by a bony growth (bony spavin) or fluid accumulation in the joint (bog spavin), usually caused by inflammation or injury, and often resulting in lameness
[C15: from Old French espavin, of unknown origin]
1. a disease of the hock joint of horses in which enlargement occurs due to collected fluids, bony growth, or distention of the veins.
2. a growth or enlargement so formed.
[1400–50; late Middle English spaveyne < Old French (e)spavain, esparvain swelling, of uncertain orig.]
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|Noun||1.||spavin - a swelling of the hock joint of a horse; resulting in lameness|
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
blood spavin - spavin caused by distension of the veins
bog spavin - spavin caused by collection of fluids
bone spavin - spavin caused by a bony growth