Spirochaete



noun
1.
any of various spiral-shaped motile bacteria of the family Spirochaetaceae, certain species, as Treponema, Leptospira, and Borrelia, being pathogenic to humans and other animals, and other species being free-living, saprophytic, or parasitic.
noun
1.
any of a group of spirally coiled rodlike bacteria that includes the causative agent of syphilis See treponema

spirochete spi·ro·chete (spī’rə-kēt’)
n.
Any of various slender, spiral, motile bacteria of the order Spirochaetales, many of which are pathogenic, causing syphilis, relapsing fever, yaws, and other diseases.
spirochete
(spī’rə-kēt’)
Any of various bacteria of the order Spirochaetales that are shaped like a spiral, such as Treponema pallidum, the pathogen that causes syphilis.

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