Definition of veterinary in English:

veterinary

Line breaks: vet¦er¦in|ary
Pronunciation: /ˈvɛt(ə)rɪn(ə)ri
 
, ˈvɛt(ə)nri
 
/

adjective

  • Relating to the diseases, injuries, and treatment of farm and domestic animals: a veterinary nurse
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    • 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 veterinary surgeon.
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    • In this year's no 22 of the Swedish magazine Ridsport, two Norwegian veterinaries reported on a test they had performed themselves.

Origin

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

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