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Inflammation of the sensitive laminae of the hoof, especially in horses. Also called founder1.
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(Veterinary Science) inflammation of the laminated tissue structure to which the hoof is attached, esp in horses and cattle. Also called: founder
[C19: from New Latin, from lamina + -itis]
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lam•i•ni•tis(ˌlæm əˈnaɪ tɪs)
inflammation of the laminae in the hoof of a horse.
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|Noun||1.||laminitis - inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse|
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