Zymotic



pertaining to or caused by or as if by fermentation.
of or relating to .
Historical Examples

Zyme, zīm, n. a ferment: a disease-germ—the supposed specific cause of a zymotic disease.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various

Oh, auntie, ‘zymotic’ is a funny word for you to be so fond of.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 31, 1920 Various

Zyme, name of a germ presumed to be the cause of zymotic diseases.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood

They contend that different varieties of water possess different degrees of what they term the zymotic power.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

As far as age is concerned, nearly all the zymotic diseases are seen most frequently in children.
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various

The zymotic, and the various acute diseases, so called, are in point of fact acute remedies for chronic disease.
The Natural Cure of Consumption, Constipation, Bright’s Disease, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Charles Edward Page

And he added, The district is a nest of zymotic diseases of the most contagious kind.
The Sanitary Evolution of London Henry Lorenzo Jephson

But this is now known to be not the true remedial process with respect to the zymotic germs.
Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883 Various

These are the “zymotic diseases,” or those depending upon some form of germ life.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, February 1899 Various

Only in a few isolated cases has any contamination been traced to fever or other zymotic germs.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6 Various

adjective
of, relating to, or causing fermentation
relating to or caused by infection; denoting or relating to an infectious disease

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