zoonosis

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

Definition of zoonosis

plural

zoonoses

play \zō-ˈä-nə-ˌsēz, ˌzō-ə-ˈnō-ˌsēz\
  1. :  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

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

Medical Definition of zoonosis

plural

zoonoses

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  1. :  a disease communicable from animals to humans under natural conditions

zoonotic

\ˌzō-ə-ˈnät-ik\play adjective

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