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sylvatic

[sil-vat-ik] /sɪlˈvæt ɪk/
adjective
1.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin silvāticus, equivalent to silv(a) silva + -āticus (see -ate1, -ic)
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Examples from the web for sylvatic
  • All forms of plague in wild animals are generally referred to as sylvatic plague.
  • Interspecific comparisons of sylvatic plague in prairie dogs.
  • There are pastoral and sylvatic forms of the disease affecting domestic and wild animals, respectively.
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sylvatic

/sɪlˈvætɪk/
adjective
1.
growing, living, or occurring in a wood or beneath a tree Also sylvestral (sɪlˈvɛstrəl)
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