Definition of Pet

1. Noun. A domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement.

Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna

2. Verb. Stroke or caress gently. "Pet the lamb"
Generic synonyms: Caress, Fondle
Specialized synonyms: Canoodle, Gentle, Make Out, Neck

3. Adjective. Preferred above all others and treated with partiality. "The favored child"
Exact synonyms: Best-loved, Favored, Favorite, Favourite, Preferent, Preferred
Similar to: Loved
Derivative terms: Favorite, Favourite, Preference

4. Noun. A special loved one.
Exact synonyms: Darling, Dearie, Deary, Ducky, Favorite, Favourite
Generic synonyms: Lover
Specialized synonyms: Chosen, Macushla, Mollycoddle, Teacher's Pet
Derivative terms: Darling, Favourite

5. Verb. Stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking.
Generic synonyms: Caress, Fondle
Derivative terms: Petter, Petting

6. Noun. A fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight).

7. Noun. Using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain).
Exact synonyms: Positron Emission Tomography
Generic synonyms: Imaging, Tomography

Definition of Pet

1. n. A cade lamb; a lamb brought up by hand.

2. a. Petted; indulged; admired; cherished; as, a pet child; a pet lamb; a pet theory.

3. v. t. To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted and spoiled.

4. v. i. To be a pet.

Definition of Pet

1. Acronym. (organic compound) Polyethylene terephthalate. ¹

2. Acronym. Positron emission tomography. ¹

3. Noun. An animal kept as a companion. ¹

4. Noun. One who is excessively loyal to their superior. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To stroke or fondle (an animal). ¹

6. Verb. (transitive informal) To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive informal) Of two or more people, to stroke and fondle one another amorously. ¹

8. Verb. (archaic intransitive) To be a pet. ¹

9. Noun. A fit of petulance, a sulk, arising from the impression that one has been offended or slighted. ¹

10. Noun. (abbreviation of petition) ¹

11. Noun. (Geordie) A term of endearment usually applied to women and children. ¹

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Definition of Pet

1. to caress with the hand [v PETTED, PETTING, PETS]

Medical Definition of Pet

1. A highly specialised research imaging technique using short lived radioactive substances - usually those made with a cyclotron. This technique is very sensitive in picking up active tumour tissue but does not measure the size of it. Tomographic images are formed by computer analysis of photons detected from annihilation of positrons emitted by radionuclides incorporated into biochemical substances; the images, often quantitated with a colour scale, show the uptake and distribution of the substances in the tissue, permitting analysis and localization of metabolic and physiological function. Because the half-lives of the radionuclides are so short (20 minutes to 2 hours), and the equipment expensive, PET is rarely used in a clinical setting. But since its development in the mid-1970s, it has proved the most important tool yet devised for experimental investigation of the living brain, whether healthy, traumatised, or diseased. With CT and MRI, it represents a new generation of computer imaging techniques that have revolutionised medicine and physiology. Acronym: PET (20 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pet

PEP-UDP-GlcNAc transferase
PEPC proteinase
PEP carboxylase
PEP protein tyrosine phosphatase
PERT chart
PERT charts
PEST sequence
PET56 methyltransferase
PET scan
PET scanner

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