Weil's disease

[ vahylz, wahylz ]
/ vaɪlz, waɪlz /

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

/ (vaɪlz) /

noun

another name for leptospirosis

Word Origin for Weil's disease

named after Adolf Weil (1848–1916), German physician

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Medicine 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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