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zymotic

[ zahy-mot-ik ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to or caused by or as if by fermentation.
  2. of or relating to zymosis.


zymotic

/ zaɪˈmɒtɪk /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or causing fermentation
  2. relating to or caused by infection; denoting or relating to an infectious disease


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Derived Forms

  • zyˈmotically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • zy·moti·cal·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of zymotic1

1835–45; < Greek zȳmōtikós causing fermentation; zymosis, -tic

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Example Sentences

But this is now known to be not the true remedial process with respect to the zymotic germs.

The American Indians were accustomed to none of our zymotic diseases except malaria.

Zyme, zīm, n. a ferment: a disease-germ—the supposed specific cause of a zymotic disease.

While autointoxication may not be the primary cause of eczema, it augments all zymotic conditions.

Acute inflammatory conditions may be secondary to zymotic diseases such as diphtheria, pyaemia, typhus fever and others.

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