Leptospira


Leptospira
Genus of spirochaete bacteria that cause a mild chronic infection in rats and many domestic animals. The bacteria are excreted continuously in the urine and contact with infected urine or water can result in infection of humans via cuts or breaks in the skin. Infection causes leptospirosis or Weil\'s disease, a type of jaundice, that is an occupational hazard for sewerage and farm workers.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Leptospira — REM Aufnahme von L. interrogans Systematik Domäne: Bakterien Abteilung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • leptospiră — LEPTOSPÍRĂ, leptospire, s.f. Protozoar spiril, agent patogen al leptospirozei. – Din fr. leptospire. Trimis de LauraGellner, 19.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  leptospíră s. f. (sil. mf. spi ) spiră Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar… …   Dicționar Român

  • leptospira — género de espiroquetas de forma helicoidal, algunas de las cuales pueden ser patógenas microfotografía [véase http://www.iqb.es/diccio/l/le.htm#leptospira] Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. Leptospira …   Diccionario médico

  • leptospira — leptospíra ž DEFINICIJA biol. bakterija, vrsta spirohete, nametnik životinja i ljudi ETIMOLOGIJA nlat. leptospira ≃ grč. leptós: sitan + speȋra: svitak …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Leptospira — См. Лептоспиры (Источник: «Словарь терминов микробиологии») …   Словарь микробиологии

  • Leptospira — Taxobox color = lightgrey name = Leptospira image width = 240px image caption = Scanning electron micrograph of Leptospira interrogans . regnum = Monera phylum = Spirochaetes classis = Spirochaetes ordo = Spirochaetales familia = Leptospiraceae… …   Wikipedia

  • Leptospira —   Leptospira …   Wikipedia Español

  • leptospira — lep·to·spì·ra s.f. TS biol. microrganismo del genere Leptospira | con iniz. maiusc., genere della famiglia delle Treponematacee, rappresentato da alcune specie saprofite e parassite di animali, e da altre, come la Leptospira bataviae o la… …   Dizionario italiano

  • leptospira — leptospiral, adj. /lep teuh spuy reuh/, n., pl. leptospirae / ree/, leptospiras. Bacteriol. any of several spirally shaped, aerobic bacteria of the genus Leptospira, certain species of which are pathogenic for human beings. [ < NL (1917), equiv.… …   Universalium

  • Leptospira — La espiroqueta Leptospira interrogans produce la enfermedad de Weil y es transmitida por la orina de animales salvajes y domésticos, en especial ratas y perros. La infección, en el hombre se produce por contacto directo con la orina o los tejidos …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • leptospira — noun important pathogens causing Weil s disease or canicola fever • Hypernyms: ↑spirochete, ↑spirochaete • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Leptospira …   Useful english dictionary


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