epizootic

noun epi·zo·ot·ic \ ˌe-pə-zə-ˈwä-tik , -zō-ˈä- \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of epizootic

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

epizootic

adjective

Origin and Etymology of epizootic

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


Medical Dictionary

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

epizootic

adjective

epizootically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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