Definitions for veterinaryˈvɛt ər əˌnɛr i, ˈvɛ trə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vet•er•i•nar•yˈvɛt ər əˌnɛr i, ˈvɛ trə-(n.; adj.)(pl.)-nar•ies

  1. (n.)a veterinarian.

  2. (adj.)of or pertaining to the medical and surgical treatment of animals, esp. domesticated animals.

    Category: Veterinary Science

Origin of veterinary:

1780–90; < L veterīn(ae) beasts of burden, akin to veter-, vetus old

Princeton's WordNet

  1. veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon, vet(adj)

    a doctor who practices veterinary medicine

  2. veterinary(adj)

    of or relating to veterinarians or veterinary medicine

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. veterinary(adjective)ˈvɛt ər əˌnɛr i, ˈvɛ trə-

    relating to the medical treatment of animals

    a veterinary practice


  1. veterinary(Noun)

    A veterinary surgeon, a veterinarian

  2. veterinary(Adjective)

    Of or relating to the medical or surgical treatment of animals, especially domestic and farm animals

Webster Dictionary

  1. Veterinary(adj)

    of or pertaining to the art of healing or treating the diseases of domestic animals, as oxen, horses, sheep, etc.; as, a veterinary writer or school

Translations for veterinary

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of, or concerning, the treatment of diseases in animals

veterinary medicine; veterinary care.

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