Zymotic


Zymotic
Zymotic y*mot"ic, a. [Gr. ? causing to ferment, fr. ? to ferment, ? ferment, leaven.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See {Zymotic disease}, below. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • zymotic — [zī mät′ik] adj. [Gr zymōtikos, causing to ferment < zymoun, to ferment < zymē, a ferment: see ZYME] 1. of, causing, or caused by or as by, fermentation 2. designating or of an infectious disease caused by an enzyme …   English World dictionary

  • zymotic — /zaɪˈmɒtɪk/ (say zuy motik) adjective 1. relating to, or caused by or as if by fermentation. Compare zymosis. 2. relating to a zymotic disease. {Greek zymōtikos causing fermentation} …   Australian English dictionary

  • zymotic — adj. archaic of or relating to fermentation. Phrases and idioms: zymotic disease archaic an epidemic, endemic, contagious, infectious, or sporadic disease regarded as caused by the multiplication of germs introduced from outside. Etymology: Gk… …   Useful english dictionary

  • zymotic — zymotically, adv. /zuy mot ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or caused by or as if by fermentation. 2. of or pertaining to zymosis. [1835 45; < Gk zymotikós causing fermentation; see ZYMOSIS, TIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • zymotic — adjective a) Of or causing fermentation. b) infectious See Also: zyme, zymosis …   Wiktionary

  • zymotic — zy·mot·ic zī mät ik adj 1) of, relating to, causing, or caused by fermentation 2) relating to or being an infectious or contagious disease …   Medical dictionary

  • zymotic — zy mot·ic || zaɪ mÉ‘tɪk / mÉ’t adj. causing fermentation; produced by fermentation, of fermentation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zymotic — adjective archaic relating to or denoting contagious disease regarded as developing after infection, by a process analogous to fermentation …   English new terms dictionary

  • zymotic — zy·mot·ic …   English syllables

  • zymotic —   a. pertaining to fermentation; due to development of germs entering body from outside; n. contagious or infectious disease …   Dictionary of difficult words


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