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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.

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

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.

epizootic, epizooty

a disease affecting many animals at the same time; an epidemic amongst animals. — epizootic, adj.
See also: Animals
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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