veterinary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin veterinarius, from veterinus and veterinae (cattle); compare with veterinarian.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈvɛt.ɹɪn.ɹi/, /ˈvɛ.tɪn.ɹi/, /-nɛɹ.i/
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  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈvɛt.ə.ɹɪ.nɛɹ.i/, /ˈvɛt.ɹɪ.nɛɹ.i/, /ˈvɛ.tɪ.nɛɹ.i/

Adjective[edit]

veterinary (comparative more veterinary, superlative most veterinary)

  1. Of or relating to the medical or surgical treatment of animals, especially domestic and farm animals.
    Max used all his veterinary knowledge to save the goose stuck in the fence.

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Noun[edit]

veterinary (plural veterinaries)

  1. A veterinary surgeon; a veterinarian.
    • 1905, Frances Simpson, Cats for Pleasure and Profit (page 77)
      Mr. Ward may rightly be considered the wizard of the north, for he was the pioneer of "practical pussyology" apart from the regular qualified veterinary who may look with a kind and pitying eye on cats' ailments and infirmities []

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