epizootic

noun
epi·zo·ot·ic | \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

Other Words from epizootic

epizootic adjective

First Known Use of epizootic

1748, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epizootic

French épizootique, from épizootie such an outbreak, from épi- (as in épidemie epidemic) + Greek zōiotēs animal nature, from zōē life — more at quick entry 1

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epizootic

noun
epi·zo·ot·ic | \ˌep-ə-zə-ˈwät-ik \

Medical Definition of epizootic 

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

Other Words from epizootic

epizootic adjective
epizootically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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