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n. pl. zo·on·o·ses (-sēz′)
A disease of animals, such as rabies or psittacosis, that can be transmitted to humans.

[New Latin : zoo- + -nosis, alteration (influenced by -osis) of Greek nosos, disease.]

zo′o·not′ic (-ə-nŏt′ĭk) adj.


(zəʊˈɒnəsɪs; ˌzəʊəˈnəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Pathology) pathol any infection or disease that is transmitted to man from lower vertebrates
[from zoo- + Greek nosos disease]


(zoʊˈɒn ə sɪs, ˌzoʊ əˈnoʊ sɪs n., pl. -ses (-sēz`, -sēz))
any disease of animals communicable to humans.
[1875–80; < Greek zōio- zoo- + nósos sickness, with ending appar. conformed to -sis]


any disease of lower animals that may be transmitted to man. — zoonotic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoonosis - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
animal disease - a disease that typically does not affect human beings
actinomycosis - disease of cattle that can be transmitted to humans; results from infection with actinomycetes; characterized by hard swellings that exude pus through long sinuses
anthrax, splenic fever - a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep); it can be transmitted to people
Bang's disease, contagious abortion, brucellosis - an infectious disease of domestic animals often resulting in spontaneous abortion; transmittable to human beings
glanders - a destructive and contagious bacterial disease of horses that can be transmitted to humans
Lyme arthritis, Lyme disease - an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick
lyssa, rabies, madness, hydrophobia - an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
leptospirosis, swamp fever - an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
deer fly fever, rabbit fever, tularaemia, tularemia, yatobyo - a highly infectious disease of rodents (especially rabbits and squirrels) and sometimes transmitted to humans by ticks or flies or by handling infected animals
References in periodicals archive ?
Speaking to Muscat Daily, Dr Yasmin el Tahir, assistant professor at the Department of Animal and Veterinary at the College of Agriculture and Marine Sciences in SQU said that brucellosis is a major bacterial zoonosis - a disease that can be transmitted to humans from animals.
The committee will act solely in an advisory capacity as the government officials from related sectors would also work together to map out committees in the country that already deal with zoonosis, surveillance and information sharing.
The committee will act solely in an advisory capacity as the government officials from related sectors will work together to map out committees in the country that already deal with zoonosis, surveillance and information sharing.
The most important factor that is closely related with pet zoonosis is passionate affection of animals which allows the dog to develop a bond with its owner that makes him closer than human members of his home.
Existen multiples fuentes de infeccion para los profesionales veterinarios dedicados a la clinica de pequenos animales: pacientes clinicamente enfermos pueden ser portadores de zoonosis, pero tambien pueden serlo animales aparentemente sanos.
Contract awarded for Zoonosis Transport Service Unit And Vectors
Zoonosis y enfermedades transmisibles comunes al hombre y a los animales, 3[degrees] ed.
En Colombia, existe una serie de condiciones que favorecen el aumento y la propagacion de las zoonosis, entre las cuales se encuentra la falta de adecuados sistemas de proteccion al personal de mayor riesgo y a la comunidad en general (2).
Crimean - Congo haemorrhagic fever, especially common in East and West Africa, is a zoonosis that can transmit from domestic and wild animals to humans with almost 30 per cent mortality rate.
Durante los meses de enero a junio del ano 2013, se visito poblaciones de cuatro provincias de la Region Lima -Cajatambo, Canta, Huaral y Yauyos- como parte de las actividades programadas por la Estrategia Sanitaria Regional de Zoonosis de la DIRESA Lima.
Dabanch (2003), por su lado, describio la realidad chilena con respecto a las zoonosis, destacando los agentes etiologicos asociados, segun la especie que los transmite (Cuadro 1).
A two day sensitization workshop on Zoo animal keeping, zoonosis and biosafety measures was organized by National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) in collaboration with Department of Wildlife and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Pakistan Wildlife Foundation (PWF) and American Association for the Advancement in Sciences (AAAS).