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Pronunciation: zo'o-an'thro-po-no'sis

Definition: A zoonosis normally maintained by humans but that can be transmitted to other vertebrates (amebiasis to dogs, tuberculosis).

[zoo- + G. anthropos, man, + nosos, disease]

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