[ zahy-moh-sis ]
/ zaɪˈmoʊ sɪs /
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
Words nearby zymosis
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Example sentences from the Web for zymosis
There were no more diseases after zymosis, so I concluded there was nothing else the matter with me.Three Men in a Boat|Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for zymosis
/ (zaɪˈməʊsɪs) /
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
- any infectious disease
- the development process or spread of such a disease
another name for zymolysis
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Medical definitions for zymosis
[ zī-mō′sĭs ]
The process of infection.
An infectious disease, especially one caused by a fungus.
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