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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]


(ˈspæv ɪn)

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


[ˈspævɪn] Nesparaván m


nSpat m
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And I hope this will be a lesson to you, Spavin," she said, "and that on the next drawing-room day my brother, Sir Pitt, will not be inconvenienced by being obliged to take four of us in his carriage to wait upon His Majesty, because my own carriage is not forthcoming.
Steene, since his marriage, had lost all interest in the "bulbul," openly preferred discussing the nature of spavin with a coarse neighbour, and was angry if the pudding turned out watery--indeed, was simply a top-booted "vet.
Damme if I think he meant to turn king's evidence; but he's that sort of bragging fellow, the bragging runs over hedge and ditch with him, till he'd brag of a spavin as if it 'ud fetch money.
He has been treating me six weeks now--for spavins.
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Alan Spavin," Howard had declared, "I played with him at Deepdale.
Bog Spavin or Tarsal hydrarthrosis or Tarsocrural effusions is a distension of the joint capsule of the tibial articulation as the result of a chronic synovitis.
After a strong start, Rumney took the lead after 10 minutes as referee Tom Spurrier awarded a penalty that fly-half Chris Maton kicked and further Rumney pressure eventually told and they increased their lead with a try by hooker Shaun Spavin and Maton added the extras.
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