Meaning of VETERINARY in English


I. ˈved.ərəˌnerē, ˈvetərəˌne-, ˈve.trəˌne-, ÷ˈved.ə(r)ne-, ÷ˈvetə(r)ˌne-, ÷ˈvet ə nˌe-, -eri adjective

Etymology: Latin veterianarius, from veterinae, veterina beasts of burden, domestic animals (from feminine plural & neuter plural respectively of veterinus suitable for a beast of burden, of a beast of burden) + -arius -ary; akin to Latin veter-, vetus old — more at wether

: of, relating to, or constituting a branch of science and art dealing with the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease and injury in animals and especially domestic animals and including the normal biology (as anatomy and physiology) as well as the pathology of such animals

II. noun

( -es )

Etymology: Latin veterinarius, from veterinarius, adjective

: veterinarian

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