epizootiology

noun

epi·​zo·​ot·​i·​ol·​o·​gy ˌe-pə-zə-ˌwä-tē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce epizootiology (audio)
-zō-ˌä-
1
: the sum of the factors controlling the occurrence of a disease or pathogen of animals
2
: a science that deals with the character, ecology, and causes of outbreaks of animal diseases
epizootiological adjective
or less commonly epizootiologic

Word History

Etymology

epizoot(ic) + -iology (in epidemiology)

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of epizootiology was in 1910

Dictionary Entries Near epizootiology

Cite this Entry

“Epizootiology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epizootiology. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

epizootiology

noun
epi·​zo·​ot·​i·​ol·​o·​gy ˌep-ə-zə-ˌwät-ē-ˈäl-ə-jē How to pronounce epizootiology (audio)
variants also epizootology
plural epizootiologies
1
: a science that deals with the character, ecology, and causes of outbreaks of animal diseases
2
: the sum of the factors controlling the occurrence of a disease or pathogen of animals
epizootiological adjective
also epizootiologic
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