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vulnerary

[ vuhl-nuh-rer-ee ]
/ ˈvʌl nəˌrɛr i /
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adjective
used to promote the healing of wounds, as herbs or other remedies.
noun, plural vul·ner·ar·ies.
a remedy for wounds.
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Origin of vulnerary

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Latin vulnerārius, equivalent to vulner- (stem of vulnus ) “a wound” + -ārius adjective suffix; see -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for vulnerary

vulnerary
/ (ˈvʌlnərərɪ) med /

adjective
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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Medical definitions for vulnerary

vulnerary
[ vŭlnə-rĕr′ē ]

adj.
Used in the healing or treating of wounds.
n.
A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.
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