- the development and spread of a zymotic disease
- any infectious disease
Origin of zymosisModern Latin from Classical Greek zym?sis, fermentation from zym?, a leaven, ferment: see zyme
nounpl. zy·mo·ses, Archaic
- Medicine An infectious disease or disease process having similarities to fermentation.
Origin of zymosisGreek zūmōsis from zūmoun to leaven from zūmē leaven
- A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
- A zymotic disease.