zoonotic

zoonosis

[zoh-on-uh-sis, zoh-uh-noh-sis]
noun, plural zoonoses [zoh-on-uh-seez, zoh-uh-noh-seez] .
Pathology. any disease of animals communicable to humans.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin, irregular < Greek zōio- zoo- + nósos sickness, with ending apparently conformed to -sis

zoonotic [zoh-uh-not-ik] , adjective
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zoonosis (zəʊˈɒnəsɪs, ˌzəʊəˈnəʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
pathol any infection or disease that is transmitted to man from lower vertebrates
 
[from zoo- + Greek nosos disease]

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zoonosis zo·on·o·sis (zō-ŏn'ə-sĭs, zō'ə-nō'-)
n. pl. zo·on·o·ses (-sēz')
A disease of animals, such as rabies or psittacosis, that can be transmitted to humans.


zo'o·not'ic (zō'ə-nŏt'ĭk) adj.
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