Definition of Lyme disease in English:

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Lyme disease

Pronunciation: /lʌɪm/

noun

[mass noun]
A form of arthritis caused by bacteria that are transmitted by ticks.
  • Lyme disease is caused by the spirochaete 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.

Origin

1970s: named after Lyme, a town in Connecticut, US, where an outbreak occurred.

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