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epizootic

 [ep″ĭ-zo-ot´ik]
attacking many animals in any region at the same time; widely diffused and rapidly spreading.
epizootic disease
1. a disease that affects a large number of animals in some particular region within a short period of time.
2. a disease of high morbidity that is only occasionally present in an animal community.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ep·i·zo·ot·ic

(ep'i-zō-ot'ik),
1. Denoting a temporal pattern of disease occurrence in an animal population in which the disease occurs with a frequency clearly in excess of the expected frequency in that population during a given time interval.
2. An outbreak (epidemic) of disease in an animal population.
[epi- + G. zōon, animal]
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epizootic

(ĕp′ĭ-zō-ŏt′ĭk)
adj.
Occurring at the same time among an unusually large number of animals in a particular geographic area. Used of a disease.
n.
An epizootic disease.

ep′i·zo·ot′i·cal·ly adv.
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epizootic

Epidemiology An outbreak or epidemic of disease in an animal host populations
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ep·i·zo·ot·ic

(ep'i-zō-ot'ik)
1. Disease occurrence in an animal population with a frequency clearly in excess of the expected.
2. An outbreak (epidemic) of disease in an animal population; often with the implication that it may also affect human populations.
[epi- + G. zōon, animal]
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epizootic

Affecting a large number of animals within a short period, especially of a disease.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

epizootic

(of a disease) suddenly and temporarily affecting a large animal population.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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