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canicola fever

[kuh-nik-uh-luh]
noun Pathology.
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:
1940–45; < Neo-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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canicola fever

noun
an acute feverish disease in people and in dogs marked by gastroenteritis and mild jaundice 
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