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