Word of the Day (zoonotic)-22APR20

Word of the Day (zoonotic)-22APR20

Today’s “Word of the Day” is zoonotic and it is an adjective meaning “used to refer to a disease transmitted from (vertebrate) animals to humans”. Zoonosis (noun) is a disease transmitted from (vertebrate) animals to humans. It is based on the Greek words for “(zoo) animal” and “(nosos) sickness”.

Example Sentence: “The emergence of zoonotic diseases is often associated with environmental changes or ecological disturbances, such as agricultural intensification and human settlement, or encroachments into forests and other habitats,” says UNEP report.

This word is present in today’s The Hindu International page article Humans to blame for pandemic and click here to read it.

Courtesy: The Hindu

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