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n. pl. trep·o·ne·ma·ta (-mə-tə) or trep·o·ne·mas
Any of a group of spirochetes of the genus Treponema, including those that cause syphilis, pinta, and yaws.

[New Latin Treponēma, genus name : Greek trepein, to turn; see trep- in Indo-European roots + Greek nēma, thread; see (s)nē- in Indo-European roots.]

trep′o·ne′mal, trep′o·nem′a·tous (-nĕm′ə-təs) adj.


(ˌtrɛpəˈniːmə) or


n, pl -nemas, -nemata (-ˈniːmətə) or -nemes
(Microbiology) any anaerobic spirochaete bacterium of the genus Treponema, such as T. pallidum which causes syphilis
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek trepein to turn + nēma thread]
treponematous adj


(ˌtrɛp əˈni mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
any of several spirochetes of the genus Treponema, certain species of which cause diseases in warm-blooded animals, as the syphilis spirochete in humans.
[< New Latin (1905) < Greek trép(ein) to turn + -o- -o- + nêma thread]
trep`o•nem′a•tous, trep`o•ne′mal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.treponema - spirochete that causes disease in humans (e.g. syphilis and yaws)
spirochaete, spirochete - parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals
genus Treponema - type genus of Treponemataceae: anaerobic spirochetes with an undulating rigid body; parasitic in warm-blooded animals


n. treponema, parásito de la orden Spirochaetales que invade a humanos y animales;
___ pallidum___ pallidum, parásito causante de la sífilis.