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treponema

[ trep-uh-nee-muh ]
/ 藢tr蓻p 蓹藞ni m蓹 /
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noun, plural trep路o路ne路mas, trep路o路ne路ma路ta [trep-uh-nee-muh-tuh]. /藢tr蓻p 蓹藞ni m蓹 t蓹/.
any of several anaerobic spirochetes of the genus Treponema, certain species of which are parasitic in and pathogenic for humans and warm-blooded animals.
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Origin of treponema

1905鈥10; <New Latin: genus name <Greek tr茅p(ein) to turn + -o--o- + n锚ma thread

OTHER WORDS FROM treponema

trep路o路nem路a路tous [trep-uh-nem-uh-tuhs, -nee-muh-], /藢tr蓻p 蓹藞n蓻m 蓹 t蓹s, -藞ni m蓹-/, trep路o路ne路mal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for treponema

treponema

treponeme (藞tr蓻p蓹ni藧m)

/ (藢tr蓻p蓹藞ni藧m蓹) /

noun plural -nemas, -nemata (-藞ni藧m蓹t蓹) or -nemes
any anaerobic spirochaete bacterium of the genus Treponema, such as T. pallidum which causes syphilis

Derived forms of treponema

treponematous (藢tr蓻p蓹藞n蓻m蓹t蓹s), adjective

Word Origin for treponema

C19: from New Latin, from Greek trepein to turn + n膿ma thread
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