epizootic

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Epizootic \Ep'i*zo*["o]t"ic\, adjective [Cf. F. ['e]pizo["o]tique.]

1. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to an epizo["o]n.

2. (Geol.) Containing fossil remains; -- said of rocks, formations, mountains, and the like. [Obs.]

Epizo["o]tic mountains are of secondary formation. --Kirwan.

3. Of the nature of a disease which attacks many animals at the same time; -- corresponding to epidemic diseases among men. Epizooty

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Epizootic \Ep'i*zo*["o]t"ic\, Epizooty \Ep'i*zo"["o]*ty\, noun [F. ['e]pizo["o]tie.]

1. A contagious disease which attacks many animals at the same time; an epizootic disease; an epidemic among animals.

2. A murrain; an epidemic influenza among horses.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

epizootic

adjective

1: (of animals) epidemic among animals of a single kind within a particular region; "an epizootic disease"


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