[ en-zoh-ot-ik ]
/ ˌɛn zoʊˈɒt ɪk /

adjective Veterinary Medicine.

(of diseases) prevailing among or afflicting animals in a particular locality.Compare endemic.


an enzootic disease.

Origin of enzootic

1875–80; en-2 + zo- + -otic, modeled on epizootic

Related forms

en·zo·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for enzootic

  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for enzootic


/ (ˌɛnzəʊˈɒtɪk) /


(of diseases) affecting animals within a limited region


an enzootic disease
Compare epizootic

Derived Forms

enzootically, adverb

Word Origin for enzootic

C19: from en- ² + Greek zōion animal + -otic
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Medicine definitions for enzootic


[ ĕn′zō-ŏtĭk ]


Prevalent among or restricted to animals of a specific geographic area. Used of a disease.


An enzootic disease.
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