enzootic

adjective

en·​zo·​ot·​ic ˌen-zə-ˈwä-tik How to pronounce enzootic (audio)
-zō-ˈä-
of animal diseases
: peculiar to or constantly present in a locality
enzootic noun

Examples of enzootic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rabies is enzootic—or always present at some level—among fox populations in northern and western coastal Alaska, writes Live Science’s Sascha Pare. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 June 2023 In the North Slope region, rabies is enzootic, or always present on some level, Sheehan said. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Apr. 2022 That’s contrasted with enzootic outbreaks, which affect only a portion of an animal population. Elizabeth Miller/undark, Popular Science, 11 Jan. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

en- + epizootic

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enzootic was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Enzootic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enzootic. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

enzootic

1 of 2 adjective
en·​zo·​ot·​ic ˌen-zə-ˈwät-ik How to pronounce enzootic (audio)
of animal diseases
: peculiar to or constantly present in a locality
enzootically adverb

enzootic

2 of 2 noun
: an enzootic disease
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