Definitions for: Zymotic
[adj] relating to or caused by infection
[adj] of or relating to or causing fermentation
Webster (1913) Definition: Zy*mot"ic, a. [Gr. ? causing to ferment, fr. ? to
ferment, ? ferment, leaven.]
1. Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.
2. (Med.) Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of
diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.
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.