spirochaete

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spirochaete

(ˈspaɪrəʊˌkiːt) or

spirochete

n
(Microbiology) any of a group of spirally coiled rodlike bacteria that includes the causative agent of syphilis. See treponema
[C19: from New Latin spīrochaeta; see spiro-2, chaeta]
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Noun1.spirochaete - parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
order Spirochaetales, Spirochaetales - higher bacteria; slender spiral rodlike forms
treponema - spirochete that causes disease in humans (e.g. syphilis and yaws)
borrelia - cause of e.g. European and African relapsing fever
Borrelia burgdorferi, Lime disease spirochete - cause of Lyme disease; transmitted primarily by ticks of genus Ixodes
leptospira - important pathogens causing Weil's disease or canicola fever
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La leptospirosis es una enfermedad zoonotica de distribucion mundial, causada por la espiroqueta Leptospira interrogans sensu lato, de la familia Leptospiraceae, orden Spirochaetales.
Further determination of DNA relatedness between serogroups and serovars in the family Leptospiraceae with a proposal for Leptospira alexanderi sp.
La leptospirosis humana es una infeccion zoonotica producida por una bacteria perteneciente al phylum Sprirochaetes, orden Spirochaetales, familia Leptospiraceae del genero Leptospira (Holt et al.