Etymology of the English word leptospirosis
the English word leptospirosis
derived from the Latin word Leptospira
derived from the Greek word speira
, σπεῖρα (a coil (spira, 'spire'); a mass of men (a Roman military cohort; also (by analogy) a squad of Levitical janitors))
using the New Latin prefix lepto-
The earliest known usage of leptospirosis in English dates from the 20th century.
Word found in Modern English