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.

Origin: L. Veterinarius of or belonging to beasts of burden an draught, fr. Veterinus, probably originally, of or pertaining to yearlings: cf. F. Veterinaire. See Veteran, Wether.

(01 Mar 1998)