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LYME DISEASE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Lyme disease mean? 

LYME DISEASE (noun)
  The noun LYME DISEASE has 1 sense:

1. an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick

  Familiarity information: LYME DISEASE used as a noun is very rare.


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LYME DISEASE (noun)


Sense 1Lyme disease [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An acute inflammatory disease characterized by a rash with joint swelling and fever; caused by bacteria carried by the bite of a deer tick

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

Lyme arthritis; Lyme disease

Hypernyms ("Lyme disease" is a kind of...):

zoonosis; zoonotic disease (an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans)


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