zoonosis


zoo·no·sis

noun \zō-ˈä-nə-səs, ˌzō-ə-ˈnō-səs\
plural zoo·no·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of ZOONOSIS

:  a disease communicable from animals to humans under natural conditions
zoo·not·ic \ˌzō-ə-ˈnä-tik\ adjective

Origin of ZOONOSIS

New Latin, from zo- + Greek nosos disease
First Known Use: 1876

zoo·no·sis

noun \ˌzō-ə-ˈnō-səs, zō-ˈän-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural zoo·no·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ZOONOSIS

: a disease communicable from animals to humans under natural conditions
zoo·not·ic \ˌzō-ə-ˈnät-ik\ adjective

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