[lep-toh-spahy-roh-sis] /ˌlɛp toʊ spaɪˈroʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology, Veterinary Pathology.
an infectious disease of humans and of horses, dogs, swine, and other animals, caused by the spirochete Leptospira interrogans and characterized by fever, muscle pain, and jaundice, and in severe cases involving the liver and kidney.
any of several infectious diseases caused by spirochaete bacteria of the genus Leptospira, transmitted to man by animals and characterized by jaundice, meningitis, and kidney failure Also called Weil’s disease
leptospirosis lep·to·spi·ro·sis (lěp’tō-spī-rō’sĭs)
Any of a group of infectious diseases that are caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira, are characterized by jaundice and fever, and are transmitted to humans by contact with the urine of infected animals.
leptospiruria lep·to·spi·ru·ri·a (lěp’tə-spī-rur’ē-ə, -spīr-yur’-) n. The presence of spirochetes of the genus Leptospira in the urine.
/ˌlɛptəʊspəˈrændʒɪɪt/ adjective 1. (of ferns) having each sporangium developing from a single cell, rather than from a group, and normally with specialized explosive spore dispersal Compare eusporangiate
[lep-tuh-teen] /ˈlɛp təˌtin/ noun, Cell Biology. 1. a stage of cell division during the prophase of meiosis, in which the chromosomes are not distinct but appear as a mass of entangled threads. /ˈlɛptəʊˌtiːn/ noun 1. the first stage of the prophase of meiosis during which the nuclear material becomes resolved into slender single-stranded chromosomes leptotene […]
Leptotrombidium Lep·to·trom·bid·i·um (lěp’tō-trŏm-bĭd’ē-əm) n. A genus of trombiculid mites that serve as vectors of tsutsugamushi disease in China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and various islands in the Pacific Ocean.