noun Pathology.
a disease caused by infection with a spirochete.
Also, spirochaetosis.

1920–25; spirochete + -osis

spirochetotic, spirochaetotic [spahy-ruh-kee-tot-ik] , adjective
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spirochaetosis or (US) spirochetosis (ˌspaɪrəʊkɪˈtəʊsɪs)
any disease caused by a spirochaete
spirochetosis or (US) spirochetosis

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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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