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leptospira

[ lep-tuh-spahy-ruh ]
/ 藢l蓻p t蓹藞spa瑟 r蓹 /
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noun, plural lep路to路spi路rae [lep-tuh-spahy-ree], /藢l蓻p t蓹藞spa瑟 ri/, lep路to路spi路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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Origin of leptospira

<New Latin (1917), equivalent to lepto-lepto- + Latin sp墨ra coil; see spire2

OTHER WORDS FROM leptospira

lep路to路spi路ral, adjective
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Medical definitions for leptospira

Leptospira
[ l臅p鈥瞭艒-sp墨r蓹 ]

n.
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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