Medical Definition of Salubrious

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

Salubrious: Good for the health. Healthy. Promoting health or well-being. Wholesome. For example, smog is far from salubrious.

From the Latin salubris, from salus (health), ultimately from Indo-European root sol- (whole), the source also of the word salutary to which salubrious is closely related in meaning.

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Reviewed on 9/7/2018