spirochete


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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.

[New Latin Spīrochaeta, genus name : Latin spīra, coil; see spire2 + New Latin chaeta, bristle, hair; see chaeta.]

spi′ro·chet′al (-kēt′l) adj.

spi•ro•chete

(ˈspaɪ rəˌkit)

n.
any of various mobile, very slender, tightly to loosely coiled bacteria of the family Spirochaetaceae, including pathogenic species that are the cause of syphilis, leptospirosis, or relapsing fever.
[1875–80; < New Latin Spirochaeta. See spiro-, chaeta]

spi·ro·chete

(spī′rə-kēt′)
Any of various bacteria that are shaped like a spiral, some of which can cause disease in humans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spirochete - 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
Translations
spirocheta
spirochète

spi·ro·chete

n. espiroqueta, microorganismo espiral de la especie Spirochaetales que incluye el microorganismo causante de la sífilis.

spirochete

n espiroqueta
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