zoonosis

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See also: zoönosis

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From zoo- +‎ -nosis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /zəʊˈɒn.ə.sɪs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /zoʊˈɒn.ə.sɪs/, /zoʊˈə.noʊ.sɪs/[1]

Noun[edit]

zoonosis ‎(plural zoonoses)

  1. An animal disease, such as rabies or anthrax, that can be transmitted to humans.
    • 2013 January 1, Katie L. Burke, “Ecological Dependency”, in American Scientist[1], volume 101, number 1, page 64:
      In his first book since the 2008 essay collection Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature, David Quammen looks at the natural world from yet another angle: the search for the next human pandemic, what epidemiologists call “the next big one.” His quest leads him around the world to study a variety of suspect zoonoses—animal-hosted pathogens that infect humans.

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  1. ^ zoonosis” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.

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Noun[edit]

zoonosis f ‎(plural zoonosis)

  1. zoonosis