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spi•ro•chete



Pronunciation: (spī'ru-kēt"), [key]
n.
any of various spiral-shaped motile bacteria of the family Spirochaetaceae, certain species, as Treponema, Leptospira, and Borrelia, being pathogenic to humans and other animals, and other species being free-living, saprophytic, or parasitic. Also,spi'ro•chaete".

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spiro-spirochetosis
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