epizoötic

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See also: epizootic

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

epi- +‎ zoötic

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛpɪ.zəˈwɒtɪk/, /ɛpɪ.zoʊˈɒtɪk/

Noun[edit]

epizoötic (plural epizoötics)

  1. Alternative spelling of epizootic.
    • 1983, Robert S. Gottfried, The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe (1985 Free Press paperback edition; ISBN 0029123704, 9780029123706), page 7
      Y. pestis is able to live in the dark, moist environment of rodent burrows even after the rodents have been killed by an epizoötic, or epidemic.

Adjective[edit]

epizoötic (not comparable)

  1. Alternative spelling of epizootic.
    • 1983, Robert S. Gottfried, The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe (1985 Free Press paperback edition; ISBN 0029123704, 9780029123706), page 3
      A fourth group, however, was very common — diseases transferred to humans from animal hosts, with animals acting either as intermediaries, as with malaria or typhus, or as primary or secondary epizoötic victims, as with bubonic plague.