epizootic


adjective

  1. (of diseases) spreading quickly among animals.

noun

  1. an epizootic disease.

adjective

  1. (of a disease) suddenly and temporarily affecting a large number of animals over a large area

noun

  1. an epizootic diseaseCompare enzootic
n.

animal equivalent of epidemic, 1748, from French épizootique, from épizootie, irregularly formed from Greek epi (see epi-) + zoon (see zoo).

adj.

  1. Affecting a large number of animals at the same time within a particular region or geographic area. Used of a disease.

Adjective

  1. Relating to a rapidly spreading disease that affects a large number of animals at the same time within a particular area.

Noun

  1. An epizootic disease.

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