service animal

[ sur-vis an-uh-muhl ]
/ ˈsɜr vɪs ˌæn ə məl /

noun

an animal that is specially trained and able to provide assistance to a person living with a disability, as guiding a blind person.

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Origin of service animal

First recorded in 1950–55
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Medical definitions for service animal

service animal
[ sûrvĭs ]

n.

An animal, such as a dog, that has been specially trained to assist a disabled person with certain daily tasks.
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