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sylvatic

adjective syl·vat·ic \sil-ˈva-tik\

Definition of SYLVATIC

1
:  sylvan <sylvatic rodents>
2
:  occurring in or affecting wild animals <sylvatic diseases>

Origin of SYLVATIC

Latin silvaticus of the woods, wild — more at savage
First Known Use: 1661

sylvatic

adjective syl·vat·ic \sil-ˈvat-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SYLVATIC

:  occurring in, affecting, or transmitted by wild animals <sylvatic diseases> <sylvatic yellow fever>

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