- 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
Word Origin for zoonosis
from zoo- + Greek nosos disease
plural zoonoses, 1876, from comb. form of Greek zoion "animal" (see zoo) + nosos "disease."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A disease of animals, such as rabies or psittacosis, that can be transmitted to humans.
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