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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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Scarring has been significantly associated with Seoul virus antibody in wild rats and has been suggested as the primary mechanism by which hantaviruses are amplified epizootically (7).
Fighting (including exchange of blood and saliva) between infected and uninfected adult rodents has been suggested as the primary mechanism by which hantaviruses are amplified epizootically (8).