Equinia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Equinia (Med) Glanders.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n equinia A dangerous infectious disease, communicated usually by contagion, occurring principally in horses, asses, and mules, but also occasionally in other domestic animals except cattle, and in man. The salient features of the disease are the formation of small tubercles, breaking down into ulcers, and the diffuse infiltration of large and irregular patches with a serous fluid containing numerous round cells. In addition, abscesses of considerable size are formed, and the lymphatics become inflamed and swollen. These processes go on for the most part in the cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues, and in the mucous and submucous tissues of the lungs and air-passages, especially the nose. If the cutaneous symptoms are in abeyance while the mucous membrane of the nose is severely affected and the discharge profuse, the disease is called glanders; if the cutaneous symptoms are well developed while the discharge from the nose is insensible, it is called farcy. Each of these forms may be either acute or chronic. Equinia in man is in a majority of cases fatal. It seems to be caused by a bacillus of about the size of the tubercle-bacillus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Equinia horse-pox, glanders, farcy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Equine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. equinusequus, a horse.

Usage

In literature:

Still regarding the horse as the originator of cow-pox, we must turn our attention to horse-pox (equinia).
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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