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(of a disease) temporarily prevalent and widespread in an animal population.‘epizootic, endemic, and contagious diseases’
- ‘Our results show distinctive and predictable temporal patterning to epizootic rabies occurring among raccoons at the level of counties.’
- ‘‘To date, our country has remained vigilant and successful in keeping out many epizootic diseases that have occurred in some parts of the SADC region,’ said the head of state.’
- ‘Transport to the nearest high-risk material processing plant of animals infected or suspected of being infected with an epizootic disease is rejected because of the danger of propagation of health risks.’
- ‘If a commercial breed were to be hit by a devastating epizootic disease, the genes of a hardy rare breed could be used to help re-establish the immunity of a commercial one.’
- ‘It occurs most frequently as an epizootic or enzootic disease of herbivores that acquire spores from direct contact with contaminated soil.’
Late 18th century (as an adjective): from French épizootique, from épizootie, from Greek epi upon + zōion animal.
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