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[spahy-ruh-kee-toh-sis] /ˌspaɪ rə kiˈtoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
a disease caused by infection with a spirochete.
Also, spirochaetosis.
Origin of spirochetosis
1920-25; spirochete + -osis
Related forms
spirochetotic, spirochaetotic
[spahy-ruh-kee-tot-ik] /ˌspaɪ rə kiˈtɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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spirochetoses in Medicine

spirochetosis spi·ro·che·to·sis (spī'rə-kē-tō'sĭs)
n. pl. spi·ro·che·to·ses (-sēz)
Any of various diseases, such as syphilis, caused by infection with spirochetes.

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