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Veterinary definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

VET'ERINARY, a. [supra.] Pertaining to the art of healing or treating the diseases of domestic animals, as oxen, horses, sheep, etc. A veterinary college was established in England in 1792, at St. Pancras, in the vicinity of London. The improvement of the vetrinary art is of great importance to the agricultural interest.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of or relating to veterinarians or veterinary medicine n
1: a doctor who practices veterinary medicine [syn: veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary surgeon, vet]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: Latin veterinarius of beasts of burden, from veterinae beasts of burden, from feminine plural of veterinus of beasts of burden; akin to Latin veter-, vetus old Date: 1790 of, relating to, practicing, or being the science and art of prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease and injury in animals and especially domestic animals II. noun (plural -naries) Date: 1861 veterinarian

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. of or for diseases and injuries of farm and domestic animals, or their treatment. --n. (pl. -ies) a veterinary surgeon. Phrases and idioms: veterinary surgeon Brit. a person qualified to treat diseased or injured animals. Etymology: L veterinarius f. veterinae cattle

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Veterinary Vet"er*i*na*ry, a. [L. veterinarius of or belonging to beasts of burden an draught, fr. veterinus, probably originally, of or pertaining to yearlings: cf. F. v['e]t['e]rinaire. See Veteran, Wether.] Of or pertaining to the art of healing or treating the diseases of domestic animals, as oxen, horses, sheep, etc.; as, a veterinary writer or school.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Veterinary is used to describe the work of a person whose job is to treat sick or injured animals, or to describe the medical treatment of animals. It was decided that our veterinary screening of horses at events should be continued. ADJ: ADJ n


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