zymotic

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zymotic (not comparable)

  1. Of or causing fermentation.
  2. (pathology, obsolete) Relating to or caused by infection.
    a zymotic disease

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The word zymotic has traditionally been used in pathology because of the concept of the body being consumed and spoiled (as in fermentation) by a disease.

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