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

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 and Etymology 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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noun vet·er·i·nary

Definition of veterinary

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veterinaries

1861

First Known Use of veterinary

1861


VETERINARY Defined for English Language Learners

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

Definition of veterinary for English Language Learners

  • : relating to the medical care and treatment of animals


VETERINARY Defined for Kids

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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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noun vet·er·i·nary

Definition of veterinary for Students

plural

veterinaries


Medical Dictionary

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adjective vet·er·i·nary \ˈvet-ə-rən-ˌer-ē, ˈve-trən-, ˈvet-ən-\

Medical Definition of veterinary

  1. :  of, relating to, or being veterinary medicine


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noun vet·er·i·nary

Medical Definition of veterinary

plural

veterinaries



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