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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 (-ə-nŏt′ĭk) adj.
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Pathology) pathol any infection or disease that is transmitted to man from lower vertebrates
[from zoo- + Greek nosos disease]
zo•on•o•sis(zoʊˈɒn ə sɪs, ˌzoʊ əˈnoʊ sɪs n., pl. -ses (-sēz`, -sēz))
any disease of animals communicable to humans.
any disease of lower animals that may be transmitted to man. — zoonotic, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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|Noun||1.||zoonosis - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans|
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
actinomycosis - disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
anthrax, splenic fever - a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
Bang's disease, contagious abortion, brucellosis - an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings
glanders - a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
Lyme arthritis, Lyme disease - an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick
lyssa, rabies, madness, hydrophobia - an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
leptospirosis, swamp fever - an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever