Definition of veterinary adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvetnri//
, BrE//ˈvetrənəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvetərəneri//
[only before noun]
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connected with caring for the health of animals veterinary medicine/science Word Origin late 18th cent.: from Latin veterinarius, from veterinae ‘cattle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: veterinary

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