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epizootic

Pronunciation: ep'i-zo-ot'ik

Definition:

  1. Denoting a temporal pattern of disease occurrence in an animal population in which the disease occurs with a frequency clearly in excess of the expected frequency in that population during a given time interval.
  2. An outbreak (epidemic) of disease in an animal population.

[epi- + G. zoon, animal]

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