A zoonosis maintained in nature by humans and lower animals, e.g., certain staphylococcoses. Cf.:anthropozoonosis, zooanthroponosis. [amphi- + G. xenos, stranger, + G. -osis, condition]

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  • anthropozoonosis — A zoonosis maintained in nature by animals and transmissible to humans; e.g., rabies, brucellosis. Cf.:zooanthroponosis, amphixenosis. [anthropo + G. zoon, animal, + nosos, disease] * * * n. a disease that is transmissible from an animal to a… …   Medical dictionary

  • zooanthroponosis — A zoonosis normally maintained by humans but that can be transmitted to other vertebrates ( e.g., amebiasis to dogs, tuberculosis). Cf.:anthropozoonosis, amphixenosis. [zoo + G. anthropos, man, + nosos, disease] …   Medical dictionary

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