noun plural

Spi·​ril·​la·​ce·​ae ˌspī-rə-ˈlā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Spirillaceae (audio)
in former classifications
: a family of phylogenetically heterogeneous bacteria including Spirillum, Campylobacter, Bdellovibrio, and associated genera, and comprising rigid more or less spirally curved elongate forms

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“Spirillaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Spirillaceae. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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