saprozoonosis

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saprozoonosis sap·ro·zo·on·o·sis (sāp'rə-zō-ŏn'ə-sĭs, -zō'ə-nō'-)
n.
A zoonosis whose causative agent requires both a vertebrate host and a nonanimal reservoir or developmental site for completion of its life cycle.

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