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leptospirosis

[ lep-toh-spahy-roh-sis ]
/ ˌlɛp toʊ spaɪˈroʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
an infectious disease of humans and of horses, dogs, swine, and other animals, caused by the spirochete Leptospira interrogans and characterized by fever, muscle pain, and jaundice, and in severe cases involving the liver and kidney.
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Origin of leptospirosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1925–30; see origin at leptospira, -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for leptospirosis

leptospirosis
/ (ˌlɛptəʊspaɪˈrəʊsɪs) /

noun
any of several infectious diseases caused by spirochaete bacteria of the genus Leptospira, transmitted to man by animals and characterized by jaundice, meningitis, and kidney failureAlso called: Weil's disease

Word Origin for leptospirosis

C20: from New Latin Leptospira (lepto- + Greek speira coil + -osis)
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