Definition of zoonosis
: an infection or disease that is transmissible from animals to humans under natural conditions Among the zoonoses associated with dogs, cats, and birds, those with diarrhea as a predominant manifestation include cryptosporidiosis, giardiasis, campylobacteriosis, and salmonellosis.— Peter Jesselet et al. also : an infection or disease that is transmissible between animals and humans bidirectional zoonosis — see also reverse zoonosis
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