saprozoonosis

[ săp′rə-zō-ŏnə-sĭs, -zō′ə-nō- ]

n.

A zoonosis whose causative agent requires both a vertebrate host and a nonanimal reservoir or developmental site for completion of its life cycle.

Nearby words

  1. shooting gallery,
  2. shooting guard,
  3. shooting iron,
  4. shooting match,
  5. shooting script,
  6. shooting stick,
  7. shooting war,
  8. shootist,
  9. shootout,
  10. shop


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