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canicola fever

[kuh-nik-uh-luh] /kəˈnɪk ə lə/
noun, Pathology
1.
an acute febrile disease of humans and dogs, characterized by inflammation of the stomach and intestines and by jaundice: caused by a spirochete, Leptospira canicola.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < New Latin, after the specific epithet of the spirochete, literally, dwelling in dogs, equivalent to Latin cani(s) dog + -cola, feminine of -colus -colous
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