zoonosis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n zoonosis an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Zoonosis zō-on′ō-sis a disease communicated to man from the lower animals, as hydrophobia, &c.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. zōon, an animal, nosos, disease.

Usage


In news:

A zoonosis is an animal infection that, through a simple twist of fate, becomes transmissible to humans.
Human monkeypox is a rare viral zoonosis endemic to central and western Africa that has recently emerged in the USA.
Nikki talks to Doctor Veronica Bingamon, who is an Associate at ABQ Pet Care Hospital, about the infectious diseases that can be passed on from animals to humans, and vice versa, called " Zoonosis ".
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