spirochetosis

noun

spi·​ro·​chet·​osis ˌspī-rə-ˌkē-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce spirochetosis (audio)
plural spirochetoses ˌspī-rə-ˌkē-ˈtō-ˌsēz How to pronounce spirochetosis (audio)
: infection with or a disease caused by spirochetes

Word History

Etymology

spirochete + -osis

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spirochetosis was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Spirochetosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirochetosis. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

spirochetosis

noun
spi·​ro·​chet·​osis
variants or chiefly British spirochaetosis
plural spirochetoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce spirochetosis (audio)
: infection with or a disease caused by spirochetes
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