leptospirosis

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leptospirosis lep·to·spi·ro·sis (lěp'tō-spī-rō'sĭs)
n.
Any of a group of infectious diseases that are caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira, are characterized by jaundice and fever, and are transmitted to humans by contact with the urine of infected animals.

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