- [lʌɪm]noun a form of arthritis caused by bacteria that are transmitted by ticks.Origin1970s: named after Lyme, a town in Connecticut, US, where an outbreak occurred.
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Lyme disease — Classification and external resources Nymphal and adult deer ticks can be carriers of Lyme disease. Nymphs are about the size of a poppy seed. ICD 10 A … Wikipedia
Lyme disease — is a bacterial illness caused by a bacterium called a spirochete. Lyme disease is spread by ticks when they bite the skin. Lyme disease can cause abnormalities in the skin, joints, heart and nervous system. Interestingly, the disease only became… … Medical dictionary
Lyme disease — Lyme′ disease [[t]laɪm[/t]] n. pat a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease characterized by joint pains, fatigue, and sometimes neurological disturbances, caused by a tick borne spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, that often induces a transient… … From formal English to slang
Lyme disease — [līm] n. an acute, recurrent, inflammatory disease caused by a spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi) transmitted by certain ticks (esp. Ixodes dammini), characterized at first by a skin rash, headache, fever, etc. and later by arthritis, neurological … English World dictionary
Lyme disease — /luym/, Pathol. an acute inflammatory disease caused by a tick borne spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, characterized by recurrent episodes of decreasing severity in which joint swelling, fever, and rash occur, sometimes with cardiac or nervous… … Universalium
Lyme disease — noun an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick • Syn: ↑Lyme arthritis • Hypernyms: ↑zoonosis, ↑zoonotic disease * * * /ˈlaım / noun [noncount] : a… … Useful english dictionary
Lyme disease — Lyme dis|ease [ˈlaım dıˌzi:z] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Old Lyme, town in Connecticut, USA, where the disease was first recognized] a serious illness that is caused by a bite from a ↑tick 1(2) … Dictionary of contemporary English
Lyme disease — Lyme dis|ease [ laım dı,ziz ] noun uncount a serious disease caused by insects called TICKS that can affect your NERVOUS SYSTEM and heart … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Lyme disease — Disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, a tick borne spirochaete … Dictionary of molecular biology
Lyme disease — noun Etymology: Lyme, Connecticut, where it was first reported Date: 1979 an acute inflammatory disease that is caused by a spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi) transmitted by ticks (genus Ixodes and especially I. dammini), that is usually… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Lyme disease — (LD, Lyme borreliosis; laīm) A tick borne disease caused by the spirochete Borrella burgdorferi … Dictionary of microbiology