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valetudinary

[ val-i-tood-n-er-ee, -tyood- ]
/ ˌvæl ɪˈtud nˌɛr i, -ˈtyud- /
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noun, plural val·e·tu·di·nar·ies.
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Origin of valetudinary

1575–85; <Latin valētūdinārius sickly, equivalent to valētūdin- (stem of valētūdō) good or bad state of health (valē(re) to be well + -tūdō-tude) + -ārius-ary
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Medical definitions for valetudinary

valetudinary
[ văl′ĭ-tōōdn-ĕr′ē ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or typical of a valetudinarian.
n.
A valetudinarian.
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