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# {{context|epidemiology}} An [[occurrence]] of a disease or [[disorder]] in a population of non-human animals at a [[frequency]] higher than that expected in a given time period.
 
# {{context|epidemiology}} An [[occurrence]] of a disease or [[disorder]] in a population of non-human animals at a [[frequency]] higher than that expected in a given time period.
# {{dialect|humorous}} A [[disease]] or [[ailment]]
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# {{rfv-sense}} {{dialect|humorous}} A [[disease]] or [[ailment]]
#: {{rfv-sense}} ''Johnny's not doing so well today, I think he caught the '''epizootic'''.''
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#: ''Johnny's not doing so well today, I think he caught the '''epizootic'''.''
   
 
===Adjective===
 
===Adjective===
'''epizootic'''
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# Like or having to do with an ''epizootic''.
 
# Like or having to do with an ''epizootic''.

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Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛpɪ.zəˈwɒtɪk/, /ɛpɪ.zoʊˈɒtɪk/, (sense 2)ː /ɛpɪˈzuːdɪk/

Noun

epizootic (plural epizootics)

  1. (epidemiology) An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population of non-human animals at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Template:dialect A disease or ailment
    Johnny's not doing so well today, I think he caught the epizootic.

Adjective

epizootic

  1. Like or having to do with an epizootic.
    Epizootic plague occurred in the mice following introduction of rats from Europe.

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