Zoonosis meaning

zō-ŏnə-sĭs
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A disease of animals, such as rabies or psittacosis, that can be transmitted to humans.
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Any human disease that can be acquired from animals.
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A disease of animals, such as rabies or psittacosis, that can be transmitted to humans.
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An animal disease, such as rabies or anthrax, that can be transmitted to humans.
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Origin of zoonosis

  • New Latin zoo– -nosis alteration (influenced by –osis) of Greek nosos disease

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition