epizootiology

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epizootiology ep·i·zo·ot·i·ol·o·gy (ěp'ĭ-zō-ŏt'ē-ŏl'ə-jē)
n.

  1. The science dealing with the character, ecology, and causes of diseases in animals, especially epizootic diseases.

  2. The sum of the factors controlling the presence of a disease in an animal population.

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