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A cutaneous form of glanders, characterized by swelling of the superficial lymph vessels and formation of ulcerating nodules on the skin.

[Middle English farsi, farsin, from Old French farcin, from Latin farcīmen, sausage, from farcīre, to stuff.]


n, pl -cies
(Veterinary Science) vet science a form of glanders in which lymph vessels near the skin become thickened, with skin lesions and abscess-forming nodules, caused by a bacterium, Burkholderia mallei. Also called: farcin
[C15: from Old French farcin, from Late Latin farcīminum glanders, from Latin farcīmen a sausage, from farcīre to stuff]


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n., pl. -cies.
a form of glanders chiefly affecting the skin and superficial lymphatic vessels of horses and mules.
[1375–1425; late Middle English farsy(n) < Anglo-French, Middle French farcin < Late Latin farcīminum glandular disease, derivative of farcire to stuff]
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