noun. parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals.
- true bacteria
- Lime disease spirochete
- order Spirochaetales
Sentences with spirochete
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.