Pathology. any disease of animals communicable to humans.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
(pathol) any infection or disease that is transmitted to man from lower vertebrates
1900, from zoonosis + -ic.
plural zoonoses, 1876, from comb. form of Greek zoion “animal” (see zoo) + nosos “disease.”
zoonosis zo·on·o·sis (zō-ŏn’ə-sĭs, zō’ə-nō’-)
n. pl. zo·on·o·ses (-sēz’)
A disease of animals, such as rabies or psittacosis, that can be transmitted to humans.
zo’o·not’ic (zō’ə-nŏt’ĭk) adj.
- Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis
zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis n. An acute form of cutaneous leishmaniasis occurring among people living in rural areas near infected rodents and characterized by rapidly developing skin lesions that become severely inflamed, with moist necrotizing sores that often leave disfiguring scars. Also called rural leishmaniasis, wet leishmaniasis.
- Zoonotic potential
zoonotic potential zoonotic potential n. The potential for animal infections to be transmissible to humans.
. adjective feeding on animals
noun a person who is devoted to animals and their protection from practices such as vivisection Contemporary Examples Kiok, a zoophile, says the group will sue the German government if the law is enacted. Germany Weighs Bestiality Ban Amid Rise of Pet Porn, Animal Brothels Barbie Latza Nadeau November 30, 2012