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Related to zoogenic: zoonotic infection


 (zō′ə-jĕn′ĭk) also zo·og·e·nous (zō-ŏj′ə-nəs)
Originating in or produced by animals.
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produced from animals
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(ˌzoʊ əˈdʒɛn ɪk)

also zo•og•e•nous

(zoʊˈɒdʒ ə nəs)

1. produced or caused by animals.
2. pertaining or related to animal development or evolution.
zo`o•gen′e•sis, zo•og′e•ny, n.
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They consist of dense and highly fractured limestones and dolomites which are zoogenic and pink.
Sawkat Anwer of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine said it is a valuable public health resource, in part because 75 percent of infectious diseases are "zoogenic," originating in animals before spreading to humans.
In the subarctic boreal forest of the SEEDS site, a similar relationship was evident, although the disturbances were anthropogenic rather than zoogenic. The species diversity on the burned ROW was twice as high as that of the BF (excluding drainage swales).