from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An infectious disease of domestic animals, especially cattle, swine, and dogs, caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira and characterized by jaundice and fever.
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- n. An acute, infectious, febrile disease of both humans and animals, caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira.
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- n. an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
New Latin Leptospīra, genus name (lepto- + Latin spīra, coil; see spiral) + -osis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
lepto- + spirosis (Wiktionary)