ZYMOTIC

zymotic

(adjective) relating to or caused by infection

zymotic, zymolytic

(adjective) of or relating to or causing fermentation

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

zymotic (not comparable)

(pathology, now, historical) Infectious, contagious, of diseases originally regarded as being caused by a process similar to fermentation.

Of or causing fermentation.

Source: Wiktionary


Zy*mot"ic, a. Etym: [Gr.

1. Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.

2. (Med.)

Definition: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below. Zymotic disease (Med.), any epidemic, endemic, contagious, or sporadic affection which is produced by some morbific principle or organism acting on the system like a ferment.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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