Definition of terms

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zero tillage or zero till
zoonosis

The disease and infections (the agent of) which are naturally transmitted between other vertebrate animals and man.

zoonotic

Transferable from animals to humans. The term zoonotic is most commonly used in relation to microorganisms. Zoonotic microorganisms include Salmonella enterica serovars and Campylobacter species, particularly C. jejuni and C. coli. Microorganisms that are potentially zoonotic include Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella species. Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium of animal origin are generally considered commensal organisms that are host specific.

zoonotic potential

The potential for animal infections to be transmitted to humans.