sylvatic

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adjective syl·vat·ic \sil-ˈva-tik\

Definition of sylvatic

  1. 1 :  sylvan <sylvatic rodents>

  2. 2 :  occurring in or affecting wild animals <sylvatic diseases>

Origin and Etymology of sylvatic

Latin silvaticus of the woods, wild — more at savage


First Known Use: 1661


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sylvatic

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adjective syl·vat·ic \sil-ˈvat-ik\

Medical Definition of sylvatic

  1. :  occurring in, affecting, or transmitted by wild animals <sylvatic diseases> <sylvatic yellow fever>


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