zoonosis

noun zoo·no·sis \ zō-ˈä-nə-səs , ˌzō-ə-ˈnō-səs \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of zoonosis

plural zoonoses play \zō-ˈä-nə-ˌsēz, ˌzō-ə-ˈnō-ˌsēz\
: an infection or disease that is transmissible from animals to humans under natural condtions; also : an infection or disease that is transmissible between animals and humans
  • bidirectional zoonosis

zoonotic

play \ˌzō-ə-ˈnä-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of zoonosis

New Latin, from zo- + Greek nosos disease


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zoonosis

noun zoo·no·sis \ ˌzō-ə-ˈnō-səs , zō-ˈän-ə-səs \

medical Definition of zoonosis

plural zoonoses play \-ˌsēz\
: a disease communicable from animals to humans under natural conditions

zoonotic

play \ˌzō-ə-ˈnät-ik\ adjective

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