Leptospirosis meaning

lĕp'tō-spī-rō'sĭs
An infectious disease of domestic animals, especially cattle, swine, and dogs, caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira, characterized by jaundice and fever and transmitted to humans by contact with the urine of infected animals.
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Any of several systemic infections of humans and domestic animals caused by a genus (Leptospira) of spirochetes found in sewage and natural waters, and involving variously the eyes, liver, kidneys, etc.
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An infectious disease of domestic animals, humans, and other mammals, characterized by fever and jaundice and caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira, which are transmitted to humans by contact with the urine of infected animals.
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An acute, infectious, febrile disease of both humans and animals, caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira.
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Origin of leptospirosis

  • New Latin Leptospīra genus name (lepto–) (Latin spīra coil spiral) –osis
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Leptospira +"Ž -osis
    From Wiktionary