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epizootic

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noun epi·zo·ot·ic \ˌe-pə-zə-ˈwä-tik, -zō-ˈä-\

Definition of epizootic

  1. :  an outbreak of disease affecting many animals of one kind at the same time; also :  the disease itself

epizootic adjective


Origin of epizootic

French épizootique, from épizootie such an outbreak, from épi- (as in épidemie epidemic) + Greek zōiotēs animal nature, from zōē life — more at quick


First Known Use: 1748


Medical Dictionary

epizootic

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noun epi·zo·ot·ic \ˌep-ə-zə-ˈwät-ik\

Medical Definition of epizootic

  1. :  an outbreak of disease affecting many animals of one kind at the same time; also :  the disease itself

epizootic adjective
epizootically \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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