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- 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:
- 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:
- Examples of such a condition are to be found in bog-spavin, in hygroma of the stifle, and sometimes in the fetlock.
hygroma m (plural hygromas)
- bursitis (inflammation of a bursa)