or spi·ro·chae·to·sis


noun Pathology.

a disease caused by infection with a spirochete.

Origin of spirochetosis

First recorded in 1920–25; spirochete + -osis
Related formsspi·ro·che·tot·ic, spi·ro·chae·tot·ic [spahy-ruh-kee-tot-ik] /ˌspaɪ rə kiˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spirochaetosis


US spirochetosis


any disease caused by a spirochaete
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spirochaetosis in Medicine



n. pl. spi•ro•che•to•ses (-sēz)

Any of various diseases, such as syphilis, caused by infection with spirochetes.
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