[ lep-tuh-spahy-ruh ]
/ ˌlɛp təˈspaɪ rə /
noun, plural lep·to·spi·rae [lep-tuh-spahy-ree], /ˌlɛp təˈspaɪ ri/, lep·to·spi·ras.Bacteriology.
any of several spirally shaped, aerobic bacteria of the genus Leptospira, certain species of which are pathogenic for human beings.
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Medical definitions for leptospira
[ lĕp′tō-spī′rə ]
A genus of aerobic spirochetes of the order Spirochaetales, consisting of thin, tightly coiled cells, many species of which cause leptospirosis.
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