Spirochaetales

noun plural
Spi·​ro·​chae·​ta·​les | \ ˌspī-rə-kē-ˈtā-(ˌ)lēz How to pronounce Spirochaetales (audio) \

Medical Definition of Spirochaetales

: an order of higher bacteria comprising slender elongated flexuous spiral forms in which the body makes up at least one complete turn of the spiral

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“Spirochaetales.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Spirochaetales. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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