Definition of zootic in English:

zootic

adjective

  • Originally: of or relating to animals; specifically designating a disease occurring in animals. In later use: designating a disease which can be transmitted naturally from animals to humans.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From scientific Latin zooticus or its etymon French zootique (in acide zootique: 1786 or earlier) from ancient Greek ζῷον animal + -oticus.

Pronunciation

zootic

/zəʊˈɒtɪk//zuːˈɒtɪk/