Spirobacteria

Spi`ro*bac*te"ri*a

(?), n. pl.; sing. Spirobacterium (). [NL. See 4th Spire, and Bacterium.] (Biol.) See the Note under Microbacteria.
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Spi`ro*ch"ta

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Spi`ro*ch"te

(?), } n. [L. spira a coil + Gr. hair.] (Biol.) A genus of Spirobacteria similar to Spirillum, but distinguished by its motility. One species, the Spirochte Obermeyeri, is supposed to be the cause of relapsing fever.
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