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Noun: spirochete  'spI-ru,keet
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: spirochaete)
  1. Parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals
    - spirochaete

Derived forms: spirochetes

Type of: eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria

Part of: order Spirochaetales, Spirochaetales

Encyclopedia: Spirochete