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  • noun Alternative spelling of spirochete.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals


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  • I applied this new concept to measles and certain spirochaete infections, and Georges Blanc has just discovered the existence of inapparent dengue in man, as well as in the monkey and the guinea pig.

    Charles Nicolle - Nobel Lecture

  • At this time, the spirochaete that causes syphilis was discovered by Schaudinn and Hoffmann in Berlin, and Ehrlich decided to seek

    Paul Ehrlich - Biography

  • These bacilli often grow out to form long threads, not in the manner of anthrax bacilli, nor with a simple undulating form, but assuming the shape of delicate long spirals, a corkscrew shape, reminding one very forcibly of the spirochaete of relapsing fever.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884

  • Went to No. 10 C.C.S. to see if Ellis 'brother of the 7th Battalion had been wounded -- no news of him but arranged to have any information telephoned, and that he be sent for by Captain Stokes -- saw the spirochaete of epidemic jaundice.

    On the Fringe of the Great Fight

  • The venereal diseases, gonorrhoea and syphilis, are due to bacteria -- the former to a micrococcus, the latter to a spirochaete.

    Some of the Triumphs of Modern Medicine

  • a drug that would be effective especially against this spirochaete.

    Paul Ehrlich - Biography

  • "The flood water coming in from the interior and mountains, where the feral/wild pigs live will bring in the leptospira bacteria (spirochaete) down to farming areas. - Gateway to Fiji Islands - News


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