trep·​o·​ne·​ma·​to·​sis ˌtre-pə-ˌnē-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce treponematosis (audio)
plural treponematoses ˌtre-pə-ˌnē-mə-ˈtō-ˌsēz How to pronounce treponematosis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by treponemata

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Recent Examples on the Web This fact explains my theory that medieval elites suffered more severely from treponematosis than peasants. Marylynn Salmon, The Conversation, 13 July 2022

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Word History


New Latin

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of treponematosis was in 1927

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“Treponematosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition


trepo·​ne·​ma·​to·​sis -ˌnē-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce treponematosis (audio) -ˌnem-ə- How to pronounce treponematosis (audio)
plural treponematoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce treponematosis (audio)
: infection with or disease caused by spirochetes of the genus Treponema

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