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Medical Term:

poll

Pronunciation: pol

Definition

The anatomic landmark in equids at junction between head and neck on dorsal top line between the ears. Area is subject to trauma. Historically, condition called p. evil was prevalent, a disorder arising from Brucella sp. infection of supraatlantal bursa; now rarely seen.

[M.E., fr. D. pol, head]

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