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

  • noun Any of various diseases, such as syphilis, caused by infection with spirochetes.


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  • There are many other diseases such as fowl pox, spirochetosis and cholera.

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  • Hampson DJ, Duhamel GE (2006) Porcine colonic spirochetosis/intestinal spirochetosis.

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  • A characteristic feature of colonization with B. pilosicoli is the intimate end-on or "polar" attachment of spirochete cells to the luminal surface of colonic and rectal epithelial cells, in a condition called "intestinal spirochetosis" or

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  • McLaren AJ, Hampson DJ (1995) Pathogenicity of human and porcine intestinal spirochetes in day-old specific pathogen free chicks: an animal model of intestinal spirochetosis.

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