spirochetosis

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noun spi·ro·chet·osis \ˌspī-rə-ˌkē-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of spirochetosis

plural

spirochetoses

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  1. :  infection with or a disease caused by spirochetes

Origin and Etymology of spirochetosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1906


Medical Dictionary

spirochetosis

noun spi·ro·chet·osis

Medical Definition of spirochetosis

plural

spirochetoses

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  1. :  infection with or a disease caused by spirochetes

Variants of spirochetosis

or chiefly British

spirochaetosis

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