Medical Dictionary

leptospira

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noun lep·to·spi·ra \ˌlep-tō-ˈspī-rə\

Medical Definition of leptospira

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of extremely slender aerobic spirochetes (family Leptospiraceae) that are free-living or parasitic in mammals and include a number of important pathogens (as L. icterohaemorrhagiae of Weil's disease or L. canicola of canicola fever)

  2. 2plural leptospira or leptospiras or leptospirae \-rē\play :  leptospire


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