[ 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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British Dictionary definitions for leptospirosis
/ (ˌlɛptəʊspaɪˈrəʊsɪs) /
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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Medical definitions for leptospirosis
[ lĕp′tō-spī-rō′sĭs ]
Any of a group of infectious diseases that are caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira, are characterized by jaundice and fever, and are transmitted to humans by contact with the urine of infected animals.
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