bor·​re·​lia bə-ˈrel-ē-ə How to pronounce borrelia (audio) -ˈrē-lē- How to pronounce borrelia (audio)
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)
: a spirochete of the genus Borrelia

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“Borrelia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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