Zymotic disease

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(Med.) any epidemic, endemic, contagious, or sporadic affection which is produced by some morbific principle or organism acting on the system like a ferment.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hydrophobia, however, was still identified as a zymotic disease, spread by contact.
"The roots of the infirmary, however, go back further than the building of the old infirmary premises, for in 1814 the Huddersfield and Upper Agbrigg Dispensary was established at the Pack Horse Yard, primary to cope with the influx of zymotic diseases brought home from the Napoleonic wars.