epizootic


epi·zo·ot·ic

noun \ˌe-pə-zə-ˈwä-tik, -zō-ˈä-\

Definition of EPIZOOTIC

:  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

epi·zo·ot·ic

noun \ˌep-ə-zə-ˈwät-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EPIZOOTIC

: an outbreak of disease affecting many animals of one kind at the same time; also : the disease itself
epizootic adjective
epi·zo·ot·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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