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veterinary Syllabification: vet·er·i·nar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈvet(ə)rəˌnerē/

Definition of veterinary in English:


Of or relating to the diseases, injuries, and treatment of animals: veterinary medicine a veterinary nurse
More example sentences
  • And in these advantages our domestic animals have had due share by the improvement of veterinary medicine.
  • Many years ago my love for animals steered me toward a career in veterinary medicine.
  • The Forum discussed the possibility of organising veterinary inspections at the farm prior to departure.

noun (plural veterinaries)

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A veterinarian.
Example sentences
  • In this year's no 22 of the Swedish magazine Ridsport, two Norwegian veterinaries reported on a test they had performed themselves.


Late 18th century: from Latin veterinarius, from veterinae 'cattle'.

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