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addaword.gifdefinition of zoonosis

noun
an infectious disease that can be passed between species, especially from animals to humans
Zoonoses with a wildlife reservoir represent a major public health problem, affecting all continents.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/10/2012 10:34:00
Definition of zoonosis from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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