Lime disease spirochete
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|Noun||1.||Lime disease spirochete - cause of Lyme disease; transmitted primarily by ticks of genus Ixodes|
spirochaete, spirochete - parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals
genus Borrelia - small flexible parasitic spirochetes having three to five wavy spirals