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zoonosis

[ zoh-on-uh-sis, zoh-uh-noh-sis ]
/ zoʊˈɒn ə sɪs, ˌzoʊ əˈnoʊ sɪs /
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noun, plural zo·on·o·ses [zoh-on-uh-seez, zoh-uh-noh-seez]. /zoʊˈɒn əˌsiz, ˌzoʊ əˈnoʊ siz/.
Pathology. any disease of animals communicable to humans.
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Origin of zoonosis

1875–80; <New Latin, irregular <Greek zōio-zoo- + nósos sickness, with ending apparently conformed to -sis

OTHER WORDS FROM zoonosis

zo·o·not·ic [zoh-uh-not-ik], /ˌzoʊ əˈnɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for zoonosis

zoonosis
/ (zəʊˈɒnəsɪs, ˌzəʊəˈnəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
pathol any infection or disease that is transmitted to man from lower vertebrates

Word Origin for zoonosis

from zoo- + Greek nosos disease
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