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Definition of "sylvatic" []

  • Affecting only wild animals: sylvatic rabies; sylvatic and domestic bacterial strains. (adjective)
  • Sylvan. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sylvatic" in a sentence
  • "Infection of humans: There are three types of transmission cycle for yellow fever: sylvatic, intermediate and urban."
  • "All three cycles exist in Africa, but in South America, only sylvatic and urban yellow fever occur."
  • "For example, mosquito control programmes against wild mosquitoes in forested areas are not practical or cost-effective for preventing sylvatic infections."
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