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 sylvaticus, of the forest, wild, from silva, sylva, forest.
(comparative more sylvatic, superlative most sylvatic)