spirochetal

adjective

spi·​ro·​chet·​al ˌspī-rə-ˈkē-tᵊl How to pronounce spirochetal (audio)
: caused by spirochetes

Word History

Etymology

spirochete + -al entry 1

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spirochetal was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Spirochetal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirochetal. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

spirochetal

adjective
spi·​ro·​chet·​al
variants or chiefly British spirochaetal
: relating to or caused by spirochetes
spirochetal infection
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