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Lyme disease Syllabification: Lyme dis·ease
Pronunciation: /ˈlīm diˌzēz/

Definition of Lyme disease in English:


An inflammatory disease characterized at first by a rash, headache, fever, and chills, and later by possible arthritis and neurological and cardiac disorders, caused by bacteria that are transmitted by ticks.
  • Lyme disease is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi
Example sentences
  • Meningitis can also be a feature of other diseases, including Lyme disease, Leptospirosis, Typhus, Tuberculosis and other infections.
  • Some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses such as Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
  • It is often idiopathic in origin, but may be associated with multiple sclerosis, sarcoidosis, syphilis, Lyme disease, and ocular lymphoma.


1970s: named after Lyme, Connecticut, where an outbreak occurred.

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