leptospirosis


lep·to·spi·ro·sis

noun \ˌlep-tə-spī-ˈrō-səs\
plural lep·to·spi·ro·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of LEPTOSPIROSIS

:  any of several diseases of humans and domestic animals that are caused by infection with leptospires

Origin of LEPTOSPIROSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1926

lep·to·spi·ro·sis

noun \ˌlep-tə-spī-ˈrō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lep·to·spi·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of LEPTOSPIROSIS

: any of several diseases of humans and domestic animals (as cattle and dogs) that are caused by infection with spirochetes of the genus Leptospira—called also lepto; see stuttgart disease, weil's disease

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