used to promote the healing of wounds, as herbs or other remedies.

noun, plural vul·ner·ar·ies.

a remedy for wounds.

Nearby words

  1. vulgate bible,
  2. vulgus,
  3. vulned,
  4. vulnerable,
  5. vulnerable phase,
  6. vulpecula,
  7. vulpecular,
  8. vulpicide,
  9. vulpine,
  10. vulsellum

Origin of vulnerary

1590–1600; < Latin vulnerārius, equivalent to vulner- (stem of vulnus) wound + -ārius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vulnerary



of, relating to, or used to heal a wound

noun plural -aries

a vulnerary drug or agent

Word Origin for vulnerary

C16: from Latin vulnerārius belonging to wounds, from vulnus a wound

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Medicine definitions for vulnerary




Used in the healing or treating of wounds.


A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.

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