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epizooty

[ep-uh-zoh-uh-tee]
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noun, plural ep·i·zo·o·ties.
  1. epizootic.

Origin of epizooty

First recorded in 1775–85; epizoot(ic) + -y3
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Historical Examples

  • And then, right on top of the whole caboodle, here comes the panic in the banks, and the epizooty 'mongst the cattle.

    Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches

    Joel Chandler Harris