canicola fever

[ kuh-nik-uh-luh ]
/ kəˈnɪk ə lə /

noun Pathology.

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.

Nearby words

  1. canfield,
  2. canfield, dorothy,
  3. canful,
  4. cangue,
  5. caniapiscau,
  6. canicula,
  7. canicular,
  8. canid,
  9. canidae,
  10. canikin


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

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