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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj zymotic relating to or caused by infection
    • adj zymotic of or relating to or causing fermentation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Zymotic (Med) Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.
    • Zymotic Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • zymotic Pertaining to fermentation; of the nature of fermentation. Also zymolytic.
    • n zymotic Same as zymotic disease. See I.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Zymotic pertaining to fermentation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. causing to ferment, fr. to ferment, ferment, leaven
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. zymē, leaven, zymōsis, fermentation.


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
But this is now known to be not the true remedial process with respect to the zymotic germs.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883" by Various
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
Endocarditis frequently occurs as a complication of rheumatism, some of the specific or zymotic fevers, specific poisoning, etc.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
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
Only in a few isolated cases has any contamination been traced to fever or other zymotic germs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
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