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A practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine.‘vaids and physicians and surgeons were summoned, but they retired baffled’
- ‘We refer snakebites to the vaids and the rural medical practitioners.’
- ‘His grandfather was an Ayurvedic vaid, and his father, though an allopath, acknowledges the benefits of homoeopathy and other systems.’
- ‘It is our good fortune that an increasing number of these vaidyas are practicing and available in the US for special needs.’
- ‘The family consulted a vaidya.’
From Hindi vaidyă.
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