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[zahy-moh-sis] /zaɪˈmoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural zymoses
[zahy-moh-seez] /zaɪˈmoʊ siz/ (Show IPA)
an infectious or contagious disease.
Origin of zymosis
1835-45; < New Latin zȳmōsis < Greek zȳ́mōsis, equivalent to zȳmō-, variant stem of zȳmoûn to leaven, ferment (derivative of zȳ́mē leaven) + -sis -sis Unabridged
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  • There were no more diseases after zymosis, so I concluded there was nothing else the matter with me.

    Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for zymosis


noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
  1. any infectious disease
  2. the development process or spread of such a disease
another name for zymolysis
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zymosis in Medicine

zymosis zy·mo·sis (zī-mō'sĭs)

  1. Fermentation.

  2. The process of infection.

  3. An infectious disease, especially one caused by a fungus.

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