Ringbone
Ringbone Ring"bone`, n. (Far.) A morbid growth or deposit of bony matter between or on the small pastern and the great pastern bones. --J. H. Walsh. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ringbone — is exostosis (bone growth) in the pastern or coffin joint of a horse. In severe cases, the growth can encircle the bones, giving ringbone its name. It has been suggested by some authors that such a colloquial term, whilst commonly used, might be… …   Wikipedia

  • ringbone — [riŋ′bōn΄] n. any pathological bony growth on the pastern bones of a horse, often causing lameness …   English World dictionary

  • ringbone — noun Date: 1523 a bony outgrowth on or near the articulating surface of the pastern or coffin bone of a horse that typically results from injury and usually produces lameness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ringbone — /ring bohn /, n. Vet. Pathol. a morbid bony growth on the pastern bones of a horse, often resulting in lameness. [1515 25; RING1 + BONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ringbone — noun osteoarthritis affecting any of several bones of a horses foot …   Wiktionary

  • ringbone — ring·bone .bōn n a bony outgrowth on the phalangeal bones of a horse s foot that usu. produces lameness …   Medical dictionary

  • ringbone — n. (Veterinary Medicine) abnormal bony growth on the foot of a horse (often causes lameness) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ringbone — ring•bone [[t]ˈrɪŋˌboʊn[/t]] n. vet an abnormal bony growth on the pastern bones of a horse, often resulting in lameness • Etymology: 1515–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • ringbone — /ˈrɪŋboʊn/ (say ringbohn) noun a morbid bony growth on the pastern bones of a horse, often resulting in lameness. {ring1 + bone} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ringbone — …   Useful english dictionary

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