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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.

[New Latin : zoo- + -nosis, alteration (influenced by -osis) of Greek nosos, disease.]

zo′o·not′ic (-ə-nŏt′ĭk) adj.


(zəʊˈɒnəsɪs; ˌzəʊəˈnəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Pathology) pathol any infection or disease that is transmitted to man from lower vertebrates
[from zoo- + Greek nosos disease]


(zoʊˈɒn ə sɪs, ˌzoʊ əˈnoʊ sɪs n., pl. -ses (-sēz`, -sēz))
any disease of animals communicable to humans.
[1875–80; < Greek zōio- zoo- + nósos sickness, with ending appar. conformed to -sis]


any disease of lower animals that may be transmitted to man. — zoonotic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
deer fly fever, rabbit fever, tularaemia, tularemia, yatobyo - a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
References in periodicals archive ?
Some of the transmissible diseases, such as zoonosis, in vertebrate animals can be transferred indirectly or directly to humans.
The Norwegian Veterinary Institute is the Authorities~ most important knowledge provider for the prevention, advice, clarification and handling of serious infectious diseases in fish and animals and zoonosis.
However, there is an alarming concern of increased incidence and it is now considered an emerging zoonosis or disease coming from animals as per medical updates on the disease.
AIDS is a zoonosis infection that lurks in animals before it transfers to humans.
To the Editor: Ophthalmomyiasis is a zoonosis generally caused by Oestrus ovis, a fly that lays eggs on the eye of its host.
In the past, miscalculating an emerging zoonosis and poor risk communication between different sectors had public health consequences with considerable economic loss; the World Bank estimated that zoonoses in the last decade have caused global losses exceeding US$200 billion.
The cheerful monkeys and parrots of Zoonosis (Concrete Jungle) cut to, a few yards away, the milky girl-on-girl love scene, with the casual causality with which a Web search for, say, "Body by Body" slips from fitness to soft-core.
Brucellosis is a highly contagious zoonosis caused by ingestion of unpasteurized milk or undercooked meat from infected animals or close contact with their secretions.
Nowotny said that the process of transmission between animals and man is referred to as zoonosis.
Dr Mohammad Suleman Expert speaker talked in detail about the importance of Zoonosis and the research potential.
Eckert J, Deplazes P Biological, epidemiological, and clinical aspects of echinococcosis, a zoonosis of increasing concern.
One such disease is brucellosis, also known as Bang's diseases or Mediterranean fever, which is a highly contagious zoonosis people catch by consuming unsterilised milk or meat from infected animals.