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zymosis

[ zahy-moh-sis ]
/ zaɪˈmoʊ sɪs /
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noun, plural zy·mo·ses [zahy-moh-seez]. /zaɪˈmoʊ siz/.
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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British Dictionary definitions for zymosis

zymosis
/ (zaɪˈməʊsɪs) /

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

zymosis
[ zī-mōsĭs ]

n.
Fermentation.
The process of infection.
An infectious disease, especially one caused by a fungus.
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