canicola fever

[ kuh-nik-uh-luh ]

  1. an acute febrile disease of humans and dogs, characterized by inflammation of the stomach and intestines and by jaundice: caused by a spirochete, Leptospira canicola.

Origin of canicola fever

1940–45; <New Latin, after the specific epithet of the spirochete, literally, dwelling in dogs, equivalent to Latin cani(s) dog + -cola, feminine of -colus-colous

Words Nearby canicola fever Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023