Named after the town of Lyme, Connecticut, USA, where a number of cases were identified in 1975.
- Homophone: lime disease
- (medicine) Infection by one of three or more subspecies of the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted by four species of tick in genus Ixodes. Symptoms include a rash followed by fever, joint pain, and headaches.
infection by bacteria of the genus Borrelia
- Ixodes ricinus (sheep tick, castor bean tick, of Europe).
- Ixodes persulcatus (taiga tick, of China)
- Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick, deer tick, of eastern North America)
- Ixodes pacificus (western black-legged tick, of western North America)
- Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)