Adjective "zymotic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or denoting contagious disease regarded as developing after infection, by a process analogous to fermentation.
  1. 'Cholera, for example, was caused by the as yet unidentified zymotic material ‘cholerine’.'
  2. 'Later nineteenth-century public health, in contrast, initially based on miasmatic, then zymotic theories of disease emphasized broad based environmental rather than moral reform.'


1. pertaining to or caused by or as if by fermentation.

2. of or relating to zymosis.

More examples(as adjective)

"bombs can be zymotic."