Definition of Lyme disease noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Lyme disease

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈlaɪm dɪziːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaɪm dɪziːz//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a serious disease that causes fever and pain in the joints of the body, caused by bacteria carried by ticks (= small insects) Word Origin 1970s: named after Lyme, a town in Connecticut, US, where an outbreak occurred.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Lyme disease