Enzootic, is the non-human equivalent of endemic and means, in a broad sense, "belonging" or "native to", "characteristic of", or "prevalent in" a particular geography, race, field, area, or environment; native to an area or scope.

It also has two specific meanings:

* an organism being "enzootic" means native to a place or a specific fauna
* in epizoology, an infection is said to be "enzootic" in a population when the infection is maintained in the population without the need for external inputs (cf Endemic).

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  • enzootic — ENZOÓTIC, Ă, enzootici, ce, adj. (med. vet.) Care are caracter de enzootie. [pr.: zo o ] – Din fr. enzootique, engl. enzootic. Trimis de viomih, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  ENZOÓTIC, Ă adj. Care are caracter de enzootie. [< fr. enzootique …   Dicționar Român

  • enzootic — [en΄zō ät′ik] adj. [< Gr en , in + zōion, animal (see QUICK) + otic, as in EPIZOOTIC] affecting animals in a certain area, climate, or season: said of diseases: cf. EPIZOOTIC n. an enzootic disease …   English World dictionary

  • Enzootic — En zo*[ o]t ic ([e^]n z[ o]*[o^]t [i^]k), a. [Gr. en in + zw^,on an animal: cf. F. enzo[ o]tique.] Afflicting animals; used of a disease affecting the animals of a district. It corresponds to an endemic disease among men. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enzootic — 1. noun In epidemiology an occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population of non human animals at the frequency expected in a given time period. 2. adjective a) Like or having to do with an enzootic Rabies is enzootic throughout North Amer …   Wiktionary

  • enzootic — SYN: endemic. [G. en, in, + zoon, animal] * * * en·zo·ot·ic .en zə wät ik adj of animal diseases peculiar to or constantly present in a locality en·zo·ot·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv enzootic n an enzootic disease * * * en·zo·ot·ic (en″zo otґik)… …   Medical dictionary

  • enzootic — adjective Etymology: en + epizootic Date: 1882 of animal diseases peculiar to or constantly present in a locality • enzootic noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enzootic — enzootically, adv. /en zoh ot ik/, adj. Vet. Med. 1. (of diseases) prevailing among or afflicting animals in a particular locality. Cf. endemic. n. 2. an enzootic disease. [1875 80; EN 2 + ZO + OTIC, modeled on EPIZOOTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • enzootic — en•zo•ot•ic [[t]ˌɛn zoʊˈɒt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) vet (of a disease) prevailing among or afflicting animals in a particular locality Compare epizootic 2) vet an enzootic disease • Etymology: 1875–80; en II+zo + otic …   From formal English to slang

  • enzootic — /ɛnzoʊˈɒtɪk/ (say enzoh otik) adjective 1. (of diseases) prevailing among or afflicting animals in a particular locality. Compare endemic. –noun 2. an enzootic disease. {en 2 + zo(o) + otic, modelled on epizootic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • enzootic — adj. & n. adj. regularly affecting animals in a particular district or at a particular season (cf. ENDEMIC, EPIZOOTIC). n. an enzootic disease. Etymology: Gk en in + zoion animal …   Useful english dictionary

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