Definition of zoonotic in English:

zoonotic

adjective

  • See zoonosis

    • ‘Pandemic influenza remains a non-eradicable zoonosis, and SARS has made an unwelcome zoonotic incursion.’
    • ‘Many such agents are zoonotic and have a considerable impact on agriculture as well as on human health.’
    • ‘Veterinary services have a crucial role in controlling highly contagious diseases and zoonotic infections, which have implications for human health as well as that of livestock.’
    • ‘Tularemia is caused by the zoonotic bacillus commonly known as Francisella tularensis.’
    • ‘We have worked together - and with many colleagues - on influenza and other zoonotic infections that threaten human health in a variety of ways.’