veterinary


1vet·er·i·nary

adjective \ˈve-tə-rə-ˌner-ē, ˈve-trə-, ˈve-tə-ˌner-\

: relating to the medical care and treatment of animals

Full Definition of VETERINARY

:  of, relating to, practicing, or being the science and art of prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease and injury in animals and especially domestic animals

Origin of VETERINARY

Latin veterinarius of beasts of burden, from veterinae beasts of burden, from feminine plural of veterinus of beasts of burden; akin to Latin veter-, vetus old
First Known Use: 1790

2veterinary

noun
plural veterinar·ies

Definition of VETERINARY

First Known Use of VETERINARY

1861

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