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leptospirosis

noun lep·to·spi·ro·sis \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
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Origin of LEPTOSPIROSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1926
Medical Dictionary

leptospirosis

noun lep·to·spi·ro·sis \ˌlep-tə-spī-ˈrō-səs\
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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