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 for zymosis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zymosis \Zy*mo"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? fermentation, fr. ?
     ferment.] (Med.)
     (a) A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an
         infectious disease is believed to be developed.
     (b) A zymotic disease. [R.]
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to
           break down into simpler substances; especially, the
           anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol [syn: zymosis,
           zymolysis, fermentation, fermenting, ferment]
      2: (medicine) the development and spread of an infectious
         disease (especially one caused by a fungus)

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