Definition of Enzootic

1. Adjective. Of a disease that is constantly present in an animal community but only occurs in a small number of cases.

Similar to: Endemic, Endemical

Definition of Enzootic

1. Noun. In epidemiology an occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population of non-human animals at the frequency expected in a given time period. ¹

2. Adjective. Like or having to do with an enzootic ¹

3. Adjective. Of a disease, prevalent in a given population or area ¹

4. Adjective. (archaic form of enzootic) ¹

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Definition of Enzootic

1. a type of animal disease [n -S]

Medical Definition of Enzootic

1. Afflicting animals; used of a disease affecting the animals of a district. It corresponds to an endemic disease among men. Origin: Gr. In + an animal: cf. F. Enzootique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enzootic

enzootic (current term)
enzootic abortion of ewes
enzootic ataxia
enzootic balanoposthitis
enzootic bovine leucosis
enzootic bovine leukosis
enzootic encephalomyelitis
enzootic encephalomyelitis virus
enzootic haematuria
enzootic pneumonia
enzootic stability

Literary usage of Enzootic

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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"The disease occurred in several herds believed to be free from enzootic pneumonia; it spread rapidly within an individual herd and was readily transferred ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Veterinary Medicine by William Williams (1882)
"enzootic AND EPIZOOTIC DISEASES. THE great characteristic feature of all epizootic diseases ... enzootic influences are those peculiar to certain districts, ..."

3. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"Tm., 1904, VIII, 391.—Savary, Ree., 1901, 538.— Weber & Barrier, ibid., 1884, 32.—Wilke, D. t. W., 1909,. 5. enzootic Spinal Paralysis of the Horse. ..."

4. Our Domestic Animals in Health and Disease by John Gamgee (1863)
"EPIZOOTIC AND enzootic DISEASES. Epizootic diseases.—Their definition and enumeration. ... enzootic diseases.—Their definition, and general causes. ..."

5. Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology by August Hirsch (1885)
"... enzootic DISEASE OF CATTLE IN THE UNITED STATES. In some parts of the United States a disease occurs herbivorous mammals, mostly among cattle and less ..."

6. Design, Operation and Training Manual for an Intensive Culture Shrimp Hatchery by Granvil D. Treece, Joe M. Fox (1999)
"HPV enzootic in Asia, Australia, and Africa; introduced to one or more sites in South America ... REO enzootic in Japan; introduced to Hawaii from Japan; ..."

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