of or having to do with a disease present in a population of animals in the wild: sylvatic plague
Origin of sylvaticClassical Latin silvaticus from silva: see sylvan
- Affecting only wild animals: sylvatic rabies; domestic and sylvatic hosts.
Origin of sylvaticLatin sylvāticus of the forest, wild from silva, sylva forest
(comparative more sylvatic, superlative most sylvatic)