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[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.


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