weil dis-eases

Weil's disease

[vahylz, wahylz]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a type of leptospirosis in humans, characterized by fever and jaundice, caused by the spirochete Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae.

Origin:
named after Adolf Weil (1848–1916), German physician

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Weil's disease (vaɪlz)
 
n
another name for leptospirosis
 
[named after Adolf Weil (1848--1916), German physician]

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

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