ZYMOSIS

zymosis

(noun) (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)

zymosis, zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, ferment

(noun) a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

zymosis (plural zymoses)

A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.

A zymotic disease.

Source: Wiktionary


Zy*mo"sis, n. Etym: [NL., fr. Gr. (Med.) (a) A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed. (b) A zymotic disease. [R.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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21 June 2021

PERVASIVENESS

(noun) the quality of filling or spreading throughout; “the pervasiveness of the odor of cabbage in tenement hallways”


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