noun plural

Spi·​ro·​chae·​ta·​les ˌspī-rə-kē-ˈtā-(ˌ)lēz How to pronounce Spirochaetales (audio)
: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Spirochaetales. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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