from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of Schizomycetes or bacteria, having the cells united in long slender threads which usually show narrow spiral windings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Biol.) A genus of Spirobacteria similar to Spirillum, but distinguished by its motility. One species, the
Spirochæte Obermeyeri, is supposed to be the cause of relapsing fever.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the type genus of the family Spirochaetaceae; a bacterium that is flexible, undulating, and chiefly aquatic
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