[ zahy-moh-sis ]
/ zaɪˈmoʊ sɪs /

noun, plural zy·mo·ses [zahy-moh-seez] /zaɪˈmoʊ siz/.

an infectious or contagious disease.

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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Examples 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)

  1. any infectious disease
  2. the development process or spread of such a disease
another name for zymolysis
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Medicine definitions for zymosis

[ zī-mōsĭs ]


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