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Related to order Spirochaetales: Spirochaetaceae
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|Noun||1.||order Spirochaetales - higher bacteria; slender spiral rodlike forms|
animal order - the order of animals
division Eubacteria - one-celled monerans having simple cells with rigid walls and (in motile types) flagella
family Spirochaetaceae, Spirochaetaceae - large coarsely spiral bacteria; free-living in fresh or salt water or commensal in bodies of oysters
spirochaete, spirochete - parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals