Definition of Leptospirosis

1. Noun. An infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever.

Exact synonyms: Swamp Fever
Specialized synonyms: Canicola Fever, Weil's Disease
Generic synonyms: Zoonosis, Zoonotic Disease



Definition of Leptospirosis

1. Noun. An acute, infectious, febrile disease of both humans and animals, caused by spirochetes of the genus ''Leptospira''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leptospirosis

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Medical Definition of Leptospirosis

1. Caused by infection with Leptospira, Weil disease. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leptospirosis

leptorrhine
leptorrhinian
leptorrhinic
leptoscope
leptosomatic
leptosome
leptosomes
leptospira canicola
leptospira interrogans
leptospiraceae
leptospiral
leptospiral jaundice
leptospire
leptospires
leptospiroses
leptospirosis (current term)
leptospirosis icterohemorrhagica
leptospirotic
leptospiruria
leptosporangiate
leptosporangium
leptostraca
leptotene
leptotenes
leptothricosis
leptothrix
leptus
leptynite
leptynites
lerdelimumab

Literary usage of Leptospirosis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Health Information for International Travel edited by Rosamond R. Dewart (1999)
"leptospirosis Description leptospirosis is a widespread zoonosis that is endemic in the tropics and infects a variety of wild and domestic animals that ..."

2. Code of Federal Regulations by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"leptospirosis, severe foot-rot and severe forms of the indicated diseases should be treated with 5 milligrams per pound of body weight per day. ..."

3. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy Of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences Staff, Caroline K. McEuen (1980)
"Canine, murine and human leptospirosis in California. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med., 38 (1): 17-19. 1939 With SS Elberg. The nutritional requirements of ..."

4. Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories edited by Jonathan Y. Richmond, Robert W. McKinney (1994)
"Agent: Leptospira interrogans - all serovars leptospirosis is a well-documented laboratory hazard. ..."

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