zymosis

zymosis

[zahy-moh-sis]
noun, plural zymoses [zahy-moh-seez] .
2.
an infectious or contagious disease.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin zȳmōsis < Greek zȳ́mōsis, equivalent to zȳmō-, variant stem of zȳmoûn to leaven, ferment (derivative of zȳ́mē leaven) + -sis -sis

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zymosis (zaɪˈməʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
1.  med
 a.  any infectious disease
 b.  the development process or spread of such a disease
2.  another name for zymolysis

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zymosis zy·mo·sis (zī-mō'sĭs)
n.

  1. Fermentation.

  2. The process of infection.

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

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