1. spirochete

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


  • spirochaete
  • true bacteria
  • treponema
  • Spirochaetales
  • Lime disease spirochete
  • order Spirochaetales
  • borrelia
  • eubacterium
  • leptospira
  • eubacteria

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Sentences with spirochete

1. Adjective
It plays a role in the diagnosis of spirochete blood parasites.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Not covered before is the fascinating *spirochete*, a kind of bacteria that has a doubly-anchored flagella, with one insertion at one end and one at the other.