Veterinary meaning

vĕt'ər-ə-nĕr'ē, vĕt'rə-
Of or relating to veterinary medicine; concerned or connected with the medical or surgical treatment of animals, especially domestic animals.
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A veterinarian.
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Designating or of the branch of medicine dealing with the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries in animals, esp. domestic animals.
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Relating to veterinary medicine; concerned or connected with the medical or surgical treatment of animals, especially domestic animals.
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A veterinarian.
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Of or relating to the medical or surgical treatment of animals, especially domestic and farm animals.
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A veterinary surgeon, a veterinarian.
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Origin of veterinary

  • Latin veterīnārius from veterīnae beasts of burden from feminine pl. of veterīnus of beasts of burden wet-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Back-formation from veterinarian.
    From Wiktionary