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Used in the healing or treating of wounds.
n. pl. vul·ner·ar·ies
A remedy used in healing or treating wounds.

[Latin vulnerārius, from vulnus, vulner-, wound; see vulnerable.]
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(ˈvʌlnərərɪ) med
(Medicine) of, relating to, or used to heal a wound
n, pl -aries
(Pharmacology) a vulnerary drug or agent
[C16: from Latin vulnerārius belonging to wounds, from vulnus a wound]
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(ˈvʌl nəˌrɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. used to promote the healing of wounds, as herbs or other remedies.
2. a remedy for wounds.
[1590–1600; < Latin vulnerārius=vulner-, s. of vulnus wound + -ārius -ary]
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