Definition of spirochete
: any of an order (Spirochaetales) of slender spirally undulating bacteria including those causing syphilis and Lyme disease
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All communicable diseases have window periods during which the infection is so new that the virus, parasite or spirochete can be in the blood and actively replicating, but at such low levels that even the most sensitive tests cannot detect it.
The next day, no live spirochetes could be found on the animal’s ulcers, and within three weeks, the ulcers were completely gone.
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Medical Definition of spirochete
: any bacterium of the order Spirochaetales including those causing syphilis and relapsing fever
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