Veterinary Definition

vĕtər-ə-nĕrē, vĕtrə-
veterinaries
adjective
Designating or of the branch of medicine dealing with the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries in animals, esp. domestic animals.
Webster's New World
noun
veterinaries
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Veterinary

Noun

Singular:
veterinary
Plural:
veterinaries

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

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