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Weil's disease

[ vahylz, wahylz ]
/ vaɪlz, waɪlz /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
a type of leptospirosis in humans, characterized by fever and jaundice, caused by the spirochete Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae.
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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
/ (vaɪlz) /

noun
another name for leptospirosis

Word Origin for Weil's disease

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

Weil's disease
[ wīlz, vīlz ]

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