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vet·er·i·nar·y

 (vĕt′ər-ə-nĕr′ē, vĕt′rə-)
adj.
Of or relating to veterinary medicine; concerned or connected with the medical or surgical treatment of animals, especially domestic animals.
n. pl. vet·er·i·nar·ies
A veterinarian.

[Latin veterīnārius, from veterīnae, beasts of burden, from feminine pl. of veterīnus, of beasts of burden; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]
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veterinary

(ˈvɛtərɪnərɪ; ˈvɛtrɪnrɪ)
adj
(Veterinary Science) of or relating to veterinary medicine
[C18: from Latin veterīnārius concerning draught animals, from veterīnae draught animals; related to vetus mature (hence able to bear a burden)]
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vet•er•i•nar•y

(ˈvɛt ər əˌnɛr i, ˈvɛ trə-)

n., pl. -nar•ies,
adj. n.
1. a veterinarian.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to the medical and surgical treatment of animals, esp. domesticated animals.
[1780–90; < Latin veterīn(ae) beasts of burden, akin to veter-, vetus old]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.veterinary - a doctor who practices veterinary medicineveterinary - a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
doc, doctor, physician, Dr., MD, medico - a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
horse doctor - a veterinarian who treats horses
Adj.1.veterinary - of or relating to veterinarians or veterinary medicineveterinary - of or relating to veterinarians or veterinary medicine
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Translations
بَيْطَري
veterinární
veterinær
veterinarski
állatorvosi
dÿralækninga-
veterinarasveterinarinis
veterinārs
veterinárny
baytarlığa ait

veterinary

[ˈvetərɪnərɪ]
A. ADJveterinario
B. CPD veterinary medicine Nmedicina f veterinaria, veterinaria f
veterinary school Nescuela f de veterinaria
veterinary science N = veterinary medicine veterinary surgeon Nveterinario/a m/f
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veterinary

[ˈvɛtərɪnəri] adjvétérinaireveterinary surgeon n (British)vétérinaire mf
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veterinary

adjVeterinär-; trainingtierärztlich; school, collegefür Tierärzte; veterinary hospitalTierklinik f

veterinary

:
veterinary medicine
veterinary practice
nTierarztpraxis f
veterinary surgeon
nTierarzt m/-ärztin f
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veterinary

[ˈvɛtrɪnrɪ] adjveterinario/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

veterinary

(vetəˈrinəri) adjective
of, or concerning, the treatment of diseases in animals. veterinary medicine; veterinary care.
veterinary surgeon (vetəriˈneəriən) (American veterinarian ) noun
(both often abbreviated to vet (vet) ) a doctor for animals.
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veterinary

adj veterinario
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References in classic literature ?
At Heidelberg I met a fat veterinary surgeon whose voice broke with sobs as he repeated some mawkish poetry.
He was gentle and very clever in his management of horses, and could doctor them almost as well as a farrier, for he had lived two years with a veterinary surgeon.
He is a veterinary surgeon, a farrier, and horsebreaker.
Steene, the veterinary surgeons wife, who first gave way to temptation.
This was the second step in a downward course, all owing to a young woman's being out of harmony with her circumstances, yearning after renegades and bulbuls, and being subject to claims from a veterinary surgeon fond of mince-pies.
Even that did not make him swallow, and we held a consultation on him, of the best man-doctor in the place; a lady-doctor, who cured the sick wives of kings; and the Deputy Inspector-General of the veterinary service of all India.
The best man-doctor in the place wrote a prescription, and the veterinary Deputy Inspector-General went over it afterwards to be sure that the drugs were in the proper dog-proportions; and that was the first time in his life that our doctor ever allowed his prescriptions to be edited.
"There is banking, the law, veterinary surgery, government offices, the civil service, all these at least should be thrown freely open to women, if they have brains enough to compete successfully for them.
The time he had mentioned was more than out, and he lived in a little street near the Veterinary College at Camden Town, which was principally tenanted, as one of our clerks who lived in that direction informed me, by gentlemen students, who bought live donkeys, and made experiments on those quadrupeds in their private apartments.
Mousqueton's horse which had traveled for five or six hours without a rider the day before, might have been able to pursue the journey; but by an inconceivable error the veterinary surgeon, who had been sent for, as it appeared, to bleed one of the host's horses, had bled Mousqueton's.
There is likewise the Honourable Bob Stables, who can make warm mashes with the skill of a veterinary surgeon and is a better shot than most gamekeepers.
By the time they alighted there, it was quite dark; and, proceeding by the dead wall in front of the Veterinary Hospital, they entered a small by-street, which is, or was at that time, called Little College Street, and which, whatever it may be now, was in those days a desolate place enough, surrounded by little else than fields and ditches.

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