sylvatic(redirected from sylvestral)
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Occurring in or affecting wild animals.
[L. silva, woods]
sylvatic/syl·vat·ic/ (sil-vat´ik) sylvan; pertaining to, located in, or living in the woods.
Affecting only wild animals: sylvatic rabies; domestic and sylvatic hosts.
found in the woods; occurring in animals of the forest.
the disease of wild rats, ground squirrels, mice, marmots, owls, gophers, badgers, rabbits, prairie dogs and chipmunks caused by Yersinia pestis, and which serves as a reservoir for urban rats which are the origin, via the oriental rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopis), of bubonic plague in humans.
that form of the disease transmitted by forest-dwelling animals, particularly foxes and wolves.
ringworm in domestic animals transmitted from wild animals.