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Meaning of hip dysplasia

hip' dyspla"sia

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— Vet. Pathol. Vet. Pathol.
  1. a genetic disorder, typically affecting young dogs of medium- to large-sized breeds, characterized by alteration and malformation of the hip joint.
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