Medical Dictionary


noun trep·o·ne·ma \ˌtrep-ə-ˈnē-mə\

Medical Definition of TREPONEMA

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
plural trep·o·ne·ma·ta \-mət-ə\ or trep·o·ne·mas :  any spirochete of the genus Treponema
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