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equine

[ ee-kwahyn, ek-wahyn ]
/ ˈi kwaɪn, ˈɛk waɪn /
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adjective
of, relating to, or resembling a horse or other member of the horse family: a bold, equine face.
noun
Also called equid . a horse or other member of the horse family: Her draft horses and mules are some of the finest equines we’ve ever seen.
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Origin of equine

First recorded in 1770–80; from Latin equīnus, equivalent to equ(us) “horse” + -īnus adjective suffix; see -ine1

OTHER WORDS FROM equine

e·quine·ly, adverbe·quin·i·ty [ee-kwin-i-tee], /iˈkwɪn ɪ ti/, 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 forms of equine

equinely, adverb

Word Origin for equine

C18: from Latin equīnus, from equus horse
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Medical 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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Scientific definitions for equine

equine
[ ēkwīn′, ĕkwīn′ ]

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