or spi·ro·chae·to·sis

[ spahy-ruh-kee-toh-sis ]
/ ˌspaɪ rə kiˈtoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

a disease caused by infection with a spirochete.

Nearby words

  1. spirochaeta,
  2. spirochaete,
  3. spirochaetosis,
  4. spirochete,
  5. spirochetemia,
  6. spirogram,
  7. spirograph,
  8. spirographic,
  9. spirogyra,
  10. spiroid

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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Medicine definitions for spirochetosis


[ spī′rə-kē-tōsĭs ]

n. pl. spi•ro•che•to•ses (-sēz)

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

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