sylvatic

adjective syl·vat·ic \ sil-ˈva-tik \

Definition of sylvatic

1 : sylvan
  • sylvatic rodents
2 : occurring in or affecting wild animals
  • sylvatic diseases

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Origin and Etymology of sylvatic

Latin silvaticus of the woods, wild — more at savage


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sylvatic

adjective syl·vat·ic \ sil-ˈvat-ik \

medical Definition of sylvatic

: occurring in, affecting, or transmitted by wild animals
  • sylvatic diseases
  • sylvatic yellow fever

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