American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Fermentation.
- n. Medicine The process of infection.
- n. Medicine An infectious disease, especially one caused by a fungus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fermentation of any kind. Also zymolysis.
- n. An infectious or contagious disease.
- n. A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
- n. A zymotic disease.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare, rare A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
- n. rare A zymotic disease.
- n. (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious disease (especially one caused by a fungus)
- n. a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
- Greek zūmōsis, from zūmoun, to leaven, from zūmē, leaven. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Gout, in its most malignant stage, it would appear, had seized me without my being aware of it; and zymosis I had evidently been suffering with from boyhood.”
“There were no more diseases after zymosis, so I concluded there was nothing else the matter with me.”
“According to Emerson there is a mental zymosis or contagion prevailing in society at such epochs.”
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