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canker

Pronunciation: kang′ker

Definition:

  1. In cats and dogs, acute inflammation of the external ear and auditory canal.
  2. In the horse, a process similar to but more advanced than thrush. The horny frog is generally underrun with a whitish, cheeselike exudate, and the entire sole and even the wall of the hoof may be undermined.

See: aphtha

[L. cancer, crab, malignant growth]

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