- 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
- Medicine a. The process of infection.b. An infectious disease, especially one caused by a fungus.
Origin of zymosisGreek z&umacron;m&omacron;sis, from z&umacron;moun, to leaven, from z&umacron;m&emacron;, leaven.
- A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
- A zymotic disease.