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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various irregularly coiled helical spirochetes of the genus Borrelia, some species of which cause relapsing fever in humans, other mammals, and birds.

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  • noun Any of various helically coiled spirochetes, of the genus Borrelia, some of which cause relapsing fever.

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  • noun cause of e.g. European and African relapsing fever

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin, after Amédée Borrel, (1867–1936), French bacteriologist.]

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For Amédée Borrel, French bacteriologist

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