Thoroughpin
Thoroughpin Thor"ough*pin`, n. (Far.) A disease of the hock (sometimes of the knee) of a horse, caused by inflammation of the synovial membrane and a consequent excessive secretion of the synovial fluid; -- probably so called because there is usually an oval swelling on each side of the leg, appearing somewhat as if a pin had been thrust through. [1913 Webster]

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  • thoroughpin — [thʉr′ōpin΄, thʉr′əpin΄] n. a swelling in the sheath of a tendon in a horse s hock that shows on both sides of the leg …   English World dictionary

  • thoroughpin — noun Date: 1789 a synovial swelling just above the hock of a horse on both sides of the leg and slightly anterior to the hamstring tendon that is sometimes associated with lameness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thoroughpin — /therr oh pin , euh pin , thur /, n. Vet. Pathol. an abnormal swelling just above the hock of a horse, usually appearing on both sides of the leg and sometimes causing lameness. [1780 90; THOROUGH + PIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • thoroughpin — noun An abnormal swelling (tenosynovitis) on the sides of the hock joint of horses …   Wiktionary

  • thoroughpin — thor·ough·pin thər ə .pin, thə rə n a synovial swelling just above the hock of a horse on both sides of the leg and slightly anterior to the hamstring tendon that is often associated with lameness * * * thor·ough·pin (thurґo pin) a distention of… …   Medical dictionary

  • thoroughpin — n. edema of the leg (disease in horses) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thoroughpin — thor•ough•pin [[t]ˈθɜr əˌpɪn, ˈθʌr [/t]] n. vet an abnormal swelling just above the hock of a horse • Etymology: 1780–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • thoroughpin — /ˈθʌrəpɪn/ (say thuruhpin) noun a morbid swelling just above the hock of a horse, usually appearing on both sides of the leg and sometimes causing lameness …   Australian English dictionary

  • thoroughpin — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: so called from the appearance of the swelling as if a peg were sticking through the leg and causing the skin to bulge on each side : a synovial dilation just above the hock of the horse on both sides of the leg and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Equine conformation — [original research?] Parts of a horse Equine conformation evaluates the degree of correctness of a horse s bone structure, musculature, and its body proportions in relation to each other. Undesirable conformat …   Wikipedia

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