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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Spirochaetaceae — the borrelia spirochetes, some of which cause relapsing fever.


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Origin: New Latin, after Amédée Borrel (1867-1936), French bacteriologist. (Source: American Heritage Dictionary)


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