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[ep-uh-zoh-ot-ik] /ˌɛp ə zoʊˈɒt ɪk/ Veterinary Medicine

(of diseases) spreading quickly among animals.
an epizootic disease.
(of a disease) suddenly and temporarily affecting a large number of animals over a large area
an epizootic disease Compare enzootic

animal equivalent of epidemic, 1748, from French épizootique, from épizootie, irregularly formed from Greek epi (see epi-) + zoon (see zoo).

epizootic ep·i·zo·ot·ic (ěp’ĭ-zō-ŏt’ĭk)
Affecting a large number of animals at the same time within a particular region or geographic area. Used of a disease.
ep’i·zo·ot’ic n.
Adjective Relating to a rapidly spreading disease that affects a large number of animals at the same time within a particular area.

Noun An epizootic disease.


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