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treponema

/ˌtrɛpəˈniːmə/
noun (pl) -nemas, -nemata (-ˈniːmətə), -nemes
1.
any anaerobic spirochaete bacterium of the genus Treponema, such as T. pallidum which causes syphilis
Derived Forms
treponematous (ˌtrɛpəˈnɛmətəs) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek trepein to turn + nēma thread
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treponeme in Medicine

treponeme trep·o·neme (trěp'ə-nēm')
n.
A member of the genus Treponema.

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