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
2plural treponemata \-mət-ə\play or treponemas : any spirochete of the genus Treponema
Learn More about treponema
Dictionary: Definition of "treponema"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up treponema? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).