equine

[ ee-kwahyn, ek-wahyn ]
/ ˈi kwaɪn, ˈɛk waɪn /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a horse: a bold, equine face.

noun

a horse.

Nearby words

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  2. equilibrium price,
  3. equilibrium valve,
  4. equilibrium, chemical,
  5. equimolecular,
  6. equine distemper,
  7. equine encephalitis,
  8. equine herpesvirus,
  9. equine infectious anaemia,
  10. equine influenza

Origin of equine

1770–80; < Latin equīnus, equivalent to equ(us) horse + -īnus -ine1

Related formse·quine·ly, adverbe·quin·i·ty, nounun·e·quine, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for equine

equine

/ (ˈɛkwaɪn) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a horse
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Equidae, which comprises horses, zebras, and asses
Derived Formsequinely, adverb

Word Origin for equine

C18: from Latin equīnus, from equus horse

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Word Origin and History for equine

equine

adj.

1765, from Latin equinus, from equus "horse," from PIE root *ekwo- "horse" (cf. Greek hippos, Old Irish ech, Old English eoh, Gothic aihwa-, Sanskrit açva-, Avestan aspa-, Old Church Slavonic ehu-, all meaning "horse").

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Medicine definitions for equine

equine

[ ēkwīn′, ĕkwīn′ ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse.
Of or belonging to the family Equidae, which includes the horses, asses, and zebras.

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Science definitions for equine

equine

[ ēkwīn′, ĕkwīn′ ]

Characteristic of or resembling horses or related animals, such as donkeys.
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