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enzootic

[en-zoh-ot-ik]
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adjective Veterinary Medicine.
  1. (of diseases) prevailing among or afflicting animals in a particular locality.Compare endemic.
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noun
  1. an enzootic disease.
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Origin of enzootic

1875–80; en-2 + zo- + -otic, modeled on epizootic
Related formsen·zo·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for enzootic

Historical Examples

  • An infectious type of coronary inflammation occurs in some localities during the winter months, wherein the condition is enzootic.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • This generally appears in an enzootic or epizootic form and affects a considerable number in the herd.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture


British Dictionary definitions for enzootic

enzootic

adjective
  1. (of diseases) affecting animals within a limited region
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noun
  1. an enzootic disease
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Compare epizootic
Derived Formsenzootically, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from en- ² + Greek zōion animal + -otic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

enzootic in Medicine

enzootic

(ĕn′zō-ŏtĭk)
adj.
  1. Prevalent among or restricted to animals of a specific geographic area. Used of a disease.
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n.
  1. An enzootic disease.
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