noun (acnest, es)
- (rfv-inflection, acnestes)
Etymology: From Greek "a-" (negative prefix) + "kne^stos" = "scratched", a form of "kna^o" = "scratch". This same etymology of the Greek "aknestis" is uncertain.
- The part of an animal's skin that it cannot reach to scratch itself - usually the space between the shoulder blades.
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