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Occurring at the same time among an unusually large number of animals in a particular geographic area. Used of a disease.
An epizootic disease.
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(Veterinary Science) (of a disease) suddenly and temporarily affecting a large number of animals over a large area
(Veterinary Science) an epizootic disease. Compare enzootic
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ep•i•zo•ot•ic(ˌɛp ə zoʊˈɒt ɪk)
1. (of a disease) spreading quickly among animals. Compare enzootic (def. 1).n.
2. an epizootic disease.
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a disease affecting many animals at the same time; an epidemic amongst animals. — epizootic, adj.See also: Animals
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|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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