Spirochaeta

Definition of Spirochaeta

Spi`ro`chae´ta
n.1.(Biol.) A genus of Spirobacteria similar to Spirillum, but distinguished by its motility. One species, the Spirochæte Obermeyeri, is supposed to be the cause of relapsing fever.

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bacteria genus, family Spirochaetaceae, genus Spirochaeta, Spirochaetaceae
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