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zoonosis

zo·on·o·sis

zoonosis

pronunciation:
zo no sihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: a disease such as rabies that can be transmitted to people by animals.
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The word zoonosis contains the following parts:
-osis Greek noun-forming suffix that means condition (usually medical)
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The suffix -osis attaches to Greek roots. Many nouns ending in "-osis " have a corresponding adjective form ending in -otic (neurosis : neurotic).