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Zymotic disease

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Zymotic disease a term for diseases caused by the multiplication of a living germ introduced from without into the body
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. zymē, leaven, zymōsis, fermentation.

Usage

In literature:

The annual rate of mortality, from all diseases, was 23 per cent; from zymotic diseases, 21 per cent.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
MICROZYME, a minute organism which acts as a ferment when it enters the blood and produces zymotic diseases.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The American Indians were accustomed to none of our zymotic diseases except malaria.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
You have no zymotic diseases, no poverty, no drunkenness, no crime, no police.
"Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals" by William James
No man in perfect health can be truly said to be susceptible to the infection of small-pox, nor to that of any other zymotic disease.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
Who would write of the sweating sickness with indignation, or describe zymotic diseases with resentment?
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)" by John Morley
Why, look at zymotic diseases alone!
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
The death-rate, exclusive of death from consumption, is only 5.6 per 1000; from zymotic diseases, 1.6 per 1000.
"The Truth About America" by Edward Money
Acute inflammatory conditions may be secondary to zymotic diseases such as diphtheria, pyaemia, typhus fever and others.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 5" by Various
Scurvy and the vicious forms of zymotic disease, which depend upon starvation and vitiated atmosphere, raged unchecked.
"Martyria" by Augustus C. Hamlin
It may thus be classed among zymotic diseases.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
To say the truth, old Marseilles laid itself out almost deliberately for the righteous scourge of zymotic disease.
"The Mediterranean" by T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
Certain classes of diseases have also long been known as zymotic, or ferment diseases.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn
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