noun plural

Spi·​ro·​chae·​ta·​ce·​ae ˌspī-rə-kē-ˈtā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Spirochaetaceae (audio)
: a family comprising large coarsely spiral bacteria of the order Spirochaetales that are free-living in fresh or salt water or associated with animal or human hosts

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“Spirochaetaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Spirochaetaceae. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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