- used to promote the healing of wounds, as herbs or other remedies.
- a remedy for wounds.
Origin of vulnerary
1590–1600; < Latin vulnerārius, equivalent to vulner- (stem of vulnus) wound + -ārius -ary
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Examples from the Web for vulnerary
It was once used to form a celebrated traumatic or vulnerary ointment and is still highly esteemed among rustic herbalists.
This preparation is stimulant and vulnerary, and is in great repute on the Continent as a cosmetic and cordial.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
What are the Vulnerary Plants, the Decoctions of which is to be taken inwardly?The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method
Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
He believed also in the vulnerary ointment, which could cure wounds, not by application to the wound itself but to the weapon.The Century of Columbus
James J. Walsh
And the dressings may only consist of the layers of dry lint and vulnerary powder applied alternately.A dissertation on the inutility of the amputation of limbs
Johann Ulrich Bilguer
- of, relating to, or used to heal a wound
- a vulnerary drug or agent
C16: from Latin vulnerārius belonging to wounds, from vulnus a wound
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- Used in the healing or treating of wounds.
- A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.
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