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metazoonosis in Medicine

metazoonosis

(mĕt′ə-zō-ŏnə-sĭs, -zō′ə-nō-)
n.
  1. A zoonosis that requires both a vertebrate and an invertebrate host for completion of the life cycle of the infective organism.
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