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equine

[ee-kwahyn, ek-wahyn] /ˈi kwaɪn, ˈɛk waɪn/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or resembling a horse:
a bold, equine face.
noun
2.
a horse.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Latin equīnus, equivalent to equ(us) horse + -īnus -ine1
Related forms
equinely, adverb
equinity, noun
unequine, adjective
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  • The stables, which are near the hotel, are managed by equine breeders and riding instructors.
British Dictionary definitions for equine

equine

/ˈɛkwaɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a horse
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Equidae, which comprises horses, zebras, and asses
Derived Forms
equinely, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin equīnus, from equus horse
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Word Origin and History for equine
adj.

1765, from Latin equinus, from equus "horse," from PIE root *ekwo- "horse" (cf. Greek hippos, Old Irish ech, Old English eoh, Gothic aihwa-, Sanskrit açva-, Avestan aspa-, Old Church Slavonic ehu-, all meaning "horse").

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equine in Medicine

equine e·quine (ē'kwīn', ěk'wīn')
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse.

  2. Of or belonging to the family Equidae, which includes the horses, asses, and zebras.

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equine in Science
equine
  (ē'kwīn', ěk'wīn')   
Characteristic of or resembling horses or related animals, such as donkeys.
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