Weil's disease

Weil's disease
noun
a severe form of leptospirosis in human beings
Hypernyms: ↑swamp fever, ↑leptospirosis

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  • Weil's disease — vī(ə)lz , wī(ə)lz n a leptospirosis that is characterized by chills, fever, muscle pain, and hepatitis manifested by more or less severe jaundice and that is caused by a spirochete of the genus Leptospira (L. interrogans, esp. serotype… …   Medical dictionary

  • Weil's disease — (Med.) An acute infectious febrile disease, resembling typhoid fever, with muscular pains, disturbance of the digestive organs, jaundice, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Weil's disease — UK [ˈwaɪlz dɪˌziːz] / US [ˈvaɪlz dɪˌzɪz] noun [uncountable] medical a disease affecting animals and sometimes humans, caused by bacteria that are passed through the urine of an infected animal …   English dictionary

  • Weil's disease — /vuylz, wuylz/, Med. a type of leptospirosis in humans, characterized by fever and jaundice, caused by the spirochete Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae. [named after Adolf Weil (1848 1916), German physician] * * * …   Universalium

  • Weil's disease — [vʌɪlz] noun a severe form of leptospirosis transmitted by rats via contaminated water. Origin C19: named after the German physician H. Adolf Weil …   English new terms dictionary

  • Weil's disease — /ˈvaɪlz dəziz/ (say vuylz duhzeez) noun a bacterial infection caused by the leptospirosis bacterium which is spread by the urine of rats, typically infecting water in caves. {named after Adolf Weil, 1848–1916, German physician who first described …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Weil's disease — See leptospirosis …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Weil’s disease — jaundice …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Weil's disease — leptospirosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Weil'sdisease — Weil s disease (vīlz, wīlz) n. A severe form of leptospirosis in humans that is characterized by jaundice, fever, muscle pain, and a tendency to hemorrhage.   [After Adolf Weil (1848 1916), German physician.] * * * …   Universalium

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