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treponema

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noun trep·o·ne·ma \ˌtrep-ə-ˈnē-mə\

Medical Definition of treponema

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of the family Spirochaetaceae comprising anaerobic spirochetes that are pathogenic in humans and other warm-blooded animals and include one (T. pallidum) causing syphilis and another (T. pertenue) causing yaws

  2. 2plural treponemata \-mət-ə\play or treponemas :  any spirochete of the genus Treponema




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