-ics, -tics [-ac after i]

(Greek: a suffix that forms nouns and is usually used to form names of arts and sciences)

veteriniatrics, veteriniatric
1. The branch of medicine which usually deals with the medical treatment of domestic animals.
2. A reference to any aspect of the study or medical treatment of diseases in animals.
The therapeutic application of vibration.
vital statistics
1. Quantitative data relating to certain aspects and conditions of human life; especially, in relation to large population groups.
2. A record of births, marriages, and deaths.
4. With reference to a woman; measurements around the bosom, the waist, and the hips.
1. The art of making glassware.
2. Glassy materials; glassware.
3. The study of glassware.
4. Articles of glassware, glassware in general.
5. The art or study of the manufacture and decoration of glassware.
A general collective term for extrusive igneous and pyroclastic material and rocks.
Veterinary surgery of animals.
The use of raw meat, or the juices extracted from this source, in the treatment of tuberculosis.
zoodynamics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The physiology of fauna: Zoodynamics is the study or science of the qualities and functions of living animals.
zoometry (s) (noun) (no pl)
The branch of zoology that deals with the sizes and proportions of animals: Greg's father was involved in zoometry, or the statistical methods of measuring and comparing the lengths of animals and their parts.
zoophysics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The study of animal physiology and form: Zoophysics deals with the bodily structure of animals and the comparative anatomy of them.
zoosemiotics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The study of animal communication: Zoosemiotics is the investigation of the methods by which animals use signaling as a form of communication, such as camouflage and courtship behavior.
zymotechny (s) (noun), zymotechnies (pl)
The art of stimulating fermentation: Since Joan was interested in winemaking, she had to investigate the tricks of zymotechny so that the zymolytic process would succeed.
zymotics (pl) (noun)
1. "Human-crowd diseases" or in other species defined as "herd diseases": Examples of zymotics include the whooping cough, measles, and tuberculosis.
2. Diseases which persist when a population is dense enough to keep transmitting germs and big enough to keep producing new susceptibles: Epidemiologists say that COVID-19 belongs to the illnesses termed zymotics, which are severe illnesses that can cause death.

A couple of examples of the word zymotics being used in prior writings

Small-pox is one of a group of allied diseases, called the Zymotics. The name means that the disease is due to a process of fermentation.

For common-sense purposes, it is better to call these diseases by the plain English name of filth diseases.

They are diseases which take their rise in filth, which are nature's punishment for filth, which are both frequent and virulent where filth prevails, and which can be cleared away by the clearing away of filth.

Now, in the eighteenth century, in the latter part of which Jenner lived, it must be confessed that the English people had not yet awakened to the beauty and the necessity of cleanliness.

Filth was universal, and small-pox was terrible. Not so terrible as many people want to make out, but still a formidable danger.

—Compiled from
Vaccination, a Curse and a Menace to Personal Liberty with Statistics Showing Its Dangers and Criminality
by J. M. Peebles, M.D., M.A., Ph.D., 1913.

"Only when a community is dense and filthy enough to keep spreading germs and big enough to keep supplying new susceptibles do such infections as measles, smallpox, typhoid, and influenza crowd diseases or zymotics stay in circulation."

—William Clifford Roberts, MD