epizootic

1. noun /ɛpɪ.zəˈwɒtɪk,ɛpɪ.zoʊˈɒtɪk,ɛpɪˈzuːdɪk/
a) An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population of non-human animals at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period. Compare epidemic.

At the same time as an epidemic of the flu broke out among the people, an epizootic of the swine flu broke out among their pigs.

b) A particular epizootic (epizootically-occurring) disease.

A surgeon in the town has also informed me, that a person requested him to prescribe for some lambs affected with the epizootic, and he gave them Epsom salts and opium, with, as he said, very good effect.

2. adjective /ɛpɪ.zəˈwɒtɪk,ɛpɪ.zoʊˈɒtɪk,ɛpɪˈzuːdɪk/
a) Like or having to do with an epizootic: epidemic among animals.

Epizootic plague occurred in the mice following introduction of rats from Europe.

b) Containing fossils.

As much attention is being drawn to the subject of epizootic abortion in bovines, [...]


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  • Epizootic — ep i*zo*[ o]t ic, n. [PJC] Epizootic Ep i*zo*[ o]t ic, Epizooty Ep i*zo [ o]*ty, n. [F. [ e]pizo[ o]tie.] 1. A disease attacking many animals at the same time; an epizootic disease. [1913 Webster] 2. A murrain; an epidemic influenza among horses …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epizootic — ep i*zo*[ o]t ic, n. [PJC] Epizootic Ep i*zo*[ o]t ic, Epizooty Ep i*zo [ o]*ty, n. [F. [ e]pizo[ o]tie.] 1. A disease attacking many animals at the same time; an epizootic disease. [1913 Webster] 2. A murrain; an epidemic influenza among horses …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epizootic — [ep΄izō ät′ik] adj. [Fr épizootique < épizootie (formed by analogy with épidémie: see EPIDEMIC) < EPIZOON] epidemic among animals n. an epizootic disease …   English World dictionary

  • Epizootic — Ep i*zo*[ o]t ic, a. [Cf. F. [ e]pizo[ o]tique.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to an epizo[ o]n. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) Containing fossil remains; said of rocks, formations, mountains, and the like. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Epizo[ o]tic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epizootic — animal equivalent of EPIDEMIC (Cf. epidemic), 1748, from Fr. épizootique, from épizootie, irregularly formed from Gk. epi (see EPI (Cf. epi )) + zoon (see VITAL (Cf. vital)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Epizootic — In epizoology, an epizootic (from Greek epi upon + zoion animal) is a disease that appears as new cases in a given animal population, during a given period, at a rate that substantially exceeds what is expected based on recent experience ( i.e. a …   Wikipedia

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  • epizootic — noun Etymology: French épizootique, from épizootie such an outbreak, from épi (as in épidemie epidemic) + Greek zōiotēs animal nature, from zōē life more at quick Date: 1748 an outbreak of disease affecting many animals of one kind at the same… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epizootic — epizootically, adv. /ep euh zoh ot ik/, Vet. Med. adj. 1. (of diseases) spreading quickly among animals. n. 2. an epizootic disease. [1740 50; EPI + ZO(O) + OTIC] * * * …   Universalium

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