epizootic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj epizootic (of animals) epidemic among animals of a single kind within a particular region "an epizootic disease"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.
    • Epizoötic A disease attacking many animals at the same time; an epizootic disease.
    • Epizoötic A murrain; an epidemic influenza among horses.
    • Epizoötic (Geol) Containing fossil remains; -- said of rocks, formations, mountains, and the like. "Epizoötic mountains are of secondary formation."
    • Epizoötic (Zoöl) Of or pertaining to an epizoön.
    • Epizoötic Of the nature of a disease which attacks many animals at the same time; -- corresponding to epidemic diseases among men.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • epizootic In natural history, same as epizoic, 1.
    • epizootic In geology, containing fossil remains: said of mountains, rocks, formations, and the like.
    • epizootic Prevailing among the lower animals: applied to diseases, and corresponding to epidemic as applied to diseases prevalent among men.
    • n epizootic The temporary prevalence of a disease among brutes at a certain place: used in exactly the same way as epidemic in reference to human beings.
    • n epizootic A disease thus prevalent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Epizootic pertaining to epizoa:
    • adj Epizootic (geol.) containing fossil remains: epidemic, as applied to animals
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. épizoötique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. epi, upon, zōon, an animal.

Usage

In literature:

He had only one subject for intellectual conversation, the epizootic diseases.
"The Wife and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov
We've got an epizootic of something.
"The Lani People" by J. F. Bone
I fear he has the epizootic, which is a very dreadful disease.
"Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble" by Howard R. Garis
They traveled over hills and down dales, and once they met a lame rabbit, who had the epizootic very bad.
"Uncle Wiggily's Travels" by Howard R. Garis
We all know, now, what the news was after the epizootic.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
As an additional precaution, a quarantine pen should be ready for him, especially if epizootics are prevalent.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
He went in where Jackie, who had the measles-epizootic, was in bed.
"Uncle Wiggily in the Woods" by Howard R. Garis
And that owl was so wet that he caught cold and had the epizootic for a week, and it served him right.
"Bully and Bawly No-Tail" by Howard R. Garis
Later, in 1648, an epizootic of this disease visited Germany and spread to other parts of Europe.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
I'd rather have him ragin' round same as yesterday, like a lion with the epizootic.
"The Faith Healer" by William Vaughn Moody
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In news:

Yesterday,the Colorado Department of Agriculture announced that the viral Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) has been diagnosed in Larimer County yaks.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that substantial numbers of deer in at least 29 counties in Michigan, none in the Upper Peninsula, have died this summer and fall due to epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD).
Facts About Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease.
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Explained.
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Explained - 1.
The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today said that more than fifteen cattle herds primarily in western Iowa have had animals contract the Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) virus.
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has been diagnosed in yak at two locations in Larimer County and one location in Alamosa County.
Southern Michigan is having a bad year this year due to Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD.
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Explained - 1.
Optimism as Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome Deadline Approaches.
View full size Sunbeam file photo/Lori M. Nichols White-tailed deer, seen here in Salem County in this file photo, are being killed by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, an insect-born disease.
View full size Sunbeam file photo/Lori M. Nichols White-tailed deer , seen here in Salem County in this file photo, are being killed by Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, an insect-born disease.
Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, also called EHD, is a widespread deer disease affecting whitetails on the Great Plains from Wyoming to Texas.
Now that deer firearm season is complete, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is starting to compile its numbers and see the results following the epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) outbreak.
Officials said an outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, is now over – because heavy frosts have killed the bugs that spread the illness.
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