- Pathology. any disease of animals communicable to humans.
Origin of zoonosis
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- pathol any infection or disease that is transmitted to man from lower vertebrates
from zoo- + Greek nosos disease
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Word Origin and History for zoonotic
plural zoonoses, 1876, from comb. form of Greek zoion "animal" (see zoo) + nosos "disease."
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- A disease of animals, such as rabies or psittacosis, that can be transmitted to humans.
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