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zymosis

[zahy-moh-sis]
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noun, plural zy·mo·ses [zahy-moh-seez] /zaɪˈmoʊ siz/.
  1. fermentation.
  2. an infectious or contagious disease.
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Origin of zymosis

1835–45; < New Latin zȳmōsis < Greek zȳ́mōsis, equivalent to zȳmō-, variant stem of zȳmoûn to leaven, ferment (derivative of zȳ́mē leaven) + -sis -sis
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Historical Examples

  • There were no more diseases after zymosis, so I concluded there was nothing else the matter with me.

    Three Men in a Boat

    Jerome K. Jerome


British Dictionary definitions for zymosis

zymosis

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
  1. med
    1. any infectious disease
    2. the development process or spread of such a disease
  2. another name for zymolysis
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zymosis in Medicine

zymosis

(zī-mōsĭs)
n.
  1. Fermentation.
  2. The process of infection.
  3. An infectious disease, especially one caused by a fungus.
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