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leptospirosis

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

Definition of leptospirosis

plural leptospirosesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  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


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leptospirosis

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

Medical Definition of leptospirosis

plural leptospiroses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  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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