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veterinary

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adjective vet·er·i·nary \ˈve-tə-rə-ˌner-ē, ˈve-trə-, ˈve-tə-ˌner-\

Simple Definition of veterinary

  • : relating to the medical care and treatment of animals

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of veterinary

  1. :  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


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veterinary

noun vet·er·i·nary

Definition of veterinary

plural veterinaries



1861

First Known Use of veterinary

1861


VETERINARY Defined for Kids

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veterinary

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adjective vet·er·i·nary \ˈve-tə-rə-ˌner-ē\

Definition of veterinary for Students

  1. :  of, relating to, specializing in, or being the medical care of animals <a veterinary surgeon>




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veterinary

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noun vet·er·i·nary

Definition of veterinary for Students

plural veterinaries





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