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Pronunciation: met'a-zo'o-no'sis

Definition: A zoonosis that requires both a vertebrate and an invertebrate host for completion of its life cycle; the arbovirus infections of humans and other vertebrates.

[meta- + G. zoon, animal, + nosos, disease]

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