Weil's disease

[vahylz, wahylz]

noun Medicine/Medical.

a type of leptospirosis in humans, characterized by fever and jaundice, caused by the spirochete Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae.

Origin of Weil's disease

named after Adolf Weil (1848–1916), German physician
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British Dictionary definitions for weil's disease

Weil's disease


another name for leptospirosis

Word Origin for Weil's disease

named after Adolf Weil (1848–1916), German physician
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weil's disease in Medicine

Weil's disease

[wīlz, vīlz]


A severe form of leptospirosis characterized by jaundice, fever, muscle pain, and a tendency to hemorrhage.
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