an acute inflammatory disease caused by a tick-borne spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi , characterized by recurrent episodes of decreasing severity in which joint swelling, fever, and rash occur, sometimes with cardiac or nervous system complications.
a disease of domestic animals and humans, caused by the spirochaete Borrelia burghdorferi and transmitted by ticks, and variously affecting the joints, heart, and brain
Lyme disease n.
An inflammatory disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted by ticks and characterized initially by a rash followed by flulike symptoms including fever, joint pain, and headache; if untreated, it can result in chronic arthritis and nerve and heart dysfunction.
A disease caused by the bacterial spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, transmitted by deer ticks and characterized initially by a bull’s-eye-shaped rash followed by flu-like symptoms such as fever, joint pain, and headache. If untreated, it can result in chronic arthritis and neurologic or cardiac dysfunction. It is named after Lyme, Connecticut, where it was first reported.
Lyme disease [(leyem)]
An infection caused by a bacterium transmitted by the bite of a tick. If untreated, the disease can lead to, among other things, a serious form of chronic arthritis. Lyme disease is most prevalent in the wooded regions of the Northeast and the Middle West.
- Lyme grass
/laɪm/ noun 1. a N temperate perennial dune grass, Elymus arenarius, with a creeping stem and rough bluish leaves
- Lyme regis
/laɪm ˈriːdʒɪs/ noun 1. a resort in S England, in Dorset, on the English Channel: noted for finds of prehistoric fossils. Pop: 4406 (2001)
[lahym-hound] /ˈlaɪmˌhaʊnd/ noun 1. .
noun a type of soft, mild English blue cheese Examples Lymeswold is rather like brie. Usage Note proprietary; cooking
/ˈlɪmɪŋtən/ noun 1. a market town in S England, in SW Hampshire, on the Solent: yachting centre and holiday resort. Pop: 14 227 (2001)