- A genus of motile bacteria that are flexible, undulating, spiral-shaped rods having flagellalike, tapering ends.
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Examples from the Web for spirochaeta
This disease is caused by a microorganism known as the spirochaeta pallida or treponema pallidum of Schaudinn and Hoffmann.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
After the failure of Ferrivine to cause the disappearance of Spirochaeta pallida from a mucous patch a single dose of 0.3 gm.