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Weil's disease

[vahylz, wahylz] /vaɪlz, waɪlz/
noun, Medicine/Medical
a type of leptospirosis in humans, characterized by fever and jaundice, caused by the spirochete Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae.
Origin of Weil's disease
named after Adolf Weil (1848-1916), German physician Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Weil's disease

Weil's disease

another name for leptospirosis
Word Origin
named after Adolf Weil (1848–1916), German physician
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Weil's disease in Medicine

Weil's disease (wīlz, vīlz)
A severe form of leptospirosis characterized by jaundice, fever, muscle pain, and a tendency to hemorrhage.

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