sweeny


sweeny
/swee"nee/, n. Vet. Pathol.
atrophy of the shoulder muscles in horses.
Also, swinney.
[1820-30, Amer.; cf. dial. G Schweine, PaG Schwinne atrophy, OE swindan to pine away, disappear]

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