Medical Dictionary

treponema

noun trep·o·ne·ma \ˌtrep-ə-ˈnē-mə\

Medical Definition of TREPONEMA

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
plural trep·o·ne·ma·ta \-mət-ə\ or trep·o·ne·mas :  any spirochete of the genus Treponema
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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