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Callosity  n.  (pl. callosities)  A hard or thickened spot or protuberance; a hardening and thickening of the skin or bark of a part, eps. as a result of continued pressure or friction.

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... fractured bones to occur (where union does take place) and the cost of treatment together with the uncertainty of even partial recovery, makes for an unfavorable outcome. When the best possible results succeed treatment, a large callosity is formed and movement of the pastern joint is restricted. Lameness, though not intense, in the case referred to, where one bone was broken, was permanent and the subject was out of ...
— Lameness of the Horse - Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1 • John Victor Lacroix

Words linked to "Callosity" :   insensitiveness, hardening, clavus, dullness, hardness, callus

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