Zymotic disease


Zymotic disease
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Zymotic disease — Zymotic diseases (for the Greek language term zumoun for ferment ), an obsolete term in medicine, formerly applied to the class of acute infectious maladies,[1] presumed to be due to some virus or organism which acts in the system like a ferment …   Wikipedia

  • zymotic disease — zymotic disease, any one of various infectious and contagious diseases, such as smallpox and typhoid fever, which were formerly regarded as due to the presence in the system of a morbific principle acting in a manner analogous to the process of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • zymotic disease — an old name for a contagious disease, which was formerly thought to develop within the body following infection in a process similar to the fermentation and growth of yeast …   Medical dictionary

  • zymotic disease — an old name for a contagious disease, which was formerly thought to develop within the body following infection in a process similar to the fermentation and growth of yeast …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • zymotic disease — /zaɪˈmɒtɪk dəziz/ (say zuy motik duhzeez) noun an infectious disease, as smallpox, typhoid fever, etc., which was regarded as due to the presence in the body of a morbific principle acting in a manner analogous to fermentation …   Australian English dictionary

  • Болезнь Ферментативная (Zymotic Disease) — устаревшее название любого инфекционного заболевания. Ранее считалось, что развитие такой болезни в результате заражения человека протекает аналогично процессам ферментации и роста дрожжей. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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 — [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


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