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spav·in

 (spăv′ĭn)
n.
1. Bog spavin.
2. Bone spavin.

[Middle English spaven, from Old French espavain, swelling, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

spavin

(ˈspævɪn)
n
(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]

spav•in

(ˈspæv ɪn)

n.
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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Translations

spavin

[ˈspævɪn] Nesparaván m

spavin

nSpat m