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hygroma (plural hygromas or hygromata)

  1. a discrete, fluid-filled sac that can form on the joints of dogs or other animals in response to repeated pressure.
    • 1916, United States Department of Agriculture, Special Report on Diseases of the Horse[1]:
      When the hemorrhage is limited the symptoms may not become noticeable; if it is near the surface of the body a round or diffuse swelling or tumor may form, constituting a hygroma.
    • 1906, Harry Caulton Reeks, Diseases of the Horse's Foot[2]:
      Examples of such a condition are to be found in bog-spavin, in hygroma of the stifle, and sometimes in the fetlock.

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hygroma m (plural hygromas)

  1. bursitis (inflammation of a bursa)


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