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spirochetosis

or spi·ro·chae·to·sis

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

a disease caused by infection with a spirochete.

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Origin of spirochetosis

First recorded in 1920–25; spirochete + -osis

OTHER WORDS FROM spirochetosis

spi·ro·che·tot·ic, spi·ro·chae·tot·ic [spahy-ruh-kee-tot-ik], /ˌspaɪ rə kiˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for spirochetosis

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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