from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Affecting only wild animals: sylvatic rabies; sylvatic and domestic bacterial strains.
  • adj. Sylvan.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to woods or woodland organisms; sylvan
  • adj. Of or pertaining to wild rather than domestic animals

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sylvan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sylvan; relating to woods.


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin sylvāticus, of the forest, wild, from silva, sylva, forest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin sylvaticus, better silvaticus. See sylvan, silvan.


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  • All three cycles exist in Africa, but in South America, only sylvatic and urban yellow fever occur.

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  • 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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  • Also, some swaths of the re-entry sites have been hit with canine distemper and the sylvatic plague, though newly introduced ferrets are vaccinated for both diseases. Front Page

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  • Wildlife surveys conducted in Ireland show that the sylvatic or wildlife cycle of Trichinella continues in Ireland, independent of the domestic pig cycle.

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  • According to Pete Gober, coordinator of the federal government's black-footed ferret effort, Mr. Haverfield's ranch is one of the more important sites in the program because of its size and because the ferrets there show no sign of the sylvatic plague that has struck farther west.

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  • The Chikungunya virus was classically isolated from several sylvatic

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  • Rural outbreaks were found to be heavily dependent upon the densities of these sylvatic mosquitos, which increase during periods of heavy rainfall.

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  • The group's discussion focused on sylvatic plague, learning more about the structure of the population, and pointed to the need to include solar development in the agency's conservation strategy.

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