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ep·i·zo·ot·ic

 (ĕp′ĭ-zō-ŏt′ĭk)
adj.
Occurring at the same time among an unusually large number of animals in a particular geographic area. Used of a disease.
n.
An epizootic disease.


ep′i·zo·ot′i·cal·ly adv.
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epizootic

(ˌɛpɪzəʊˈɒtɪk)
adj
(Veterinary Science) (of a disease) suddenly and temporarily affecting a large number of animals over a large area
n
(Veterinary Science) an epizootic disease. Compare enzootic
ˌepizoˈotically adv
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ep•i•zo•ot•ic

(ˌɛp ə zoʊˈɒt ɪk)

adj.
1. (of a disease) spreading quickly among animals. Compare enzootic (def. 1).
n.
2. an epizootic disease.
[1740–50; < French épizootique, on the model of épidémique epidemic; see epi-, zoo-, -otic]
ep`i•zo•ot′i•cal•ly, adv.
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epizootic, epizooty

a disease affecting many animals at the same time; an epidemic amongst animals. — epizootic, adj.
See also: Animals
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.epizootic - (of animals) epidemic among animals of a single kind within a particular region; "an epizootic disease"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
epidemic - (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously; "an epidemic outbreak of influenza"
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Ibaraki virus, an agent of epizootic disease of cattle resembling bluetongue.
The EU Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) Directive 2003/85/EC requires Member States to exercise their contingency plans twice within a five year period or during "the five years period after the outbreak of a major epizootic disease has been effectively controlled and eradicated".
TEHRAN (FNA)- First case of African Swine Fever, a contagious epizootic disease that causes high mortality in the populations of domestic pigs, has been identified in Poland, the Polish Agriculture Ministry said.
A Disease Strategy Group and a Central Epizootic Disease Control Centre will also be set up in Edinburgh and Belfast respectively.
Notably, the epizootic disease has not been shown to be transmitted horizontally to healthy lobsters in laboratory experiments (Chistoserdov et al.

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