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(Veterinary Science) vet science a wasting of the shoulder muscles of a horse, esp as the result of a nerve injury
[C19: probably from German dialect Schweine emaciation, atrophy]
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or swee•ney

(ˈswi ni)

atrophy of the shoulder muscles in horses.
[1820–30, Amer.; compare dial. German Schweine, Pennsylvania German Schwinne]
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