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noun bor·re·lia \bə-ˈrel-ē-ə, -ˈrē-lē-\

Medical Definition of borrelia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of small flexible spirochetes of the family Spirochaetaceae that are parasites of humans and warm-blooded animals and include the causative agents of septicemia in chickens (B. recurrentis), relapsing fever in Africa (B. duttoni), and Lyme disease in the United States (B. burgdorferi)

  2. 2:  a spirochete of the genus Borrelia

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