noun plural

Trep·​o·​ne·​ma·​ta·​ce·​ae ˌtrep-ə-ˌnē-mə-ˈtā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Treponemataceae (audio)
in former classifications
: a family of the order Spirochaetales comprising small variable spirochetes without obvious structural differentiation and including a number of important pathogens

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“Treponemataceae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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