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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spirochete, spirochaete(noun)

    parasitic or free-living bacteria; many pathogenic to humans and other animals

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  1. spirochaete(Noun)

    alternative spelling of spirochete

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spirochaete(noun)

    a genus of Spirobacteria similar to Spirillum, but distinguished by its motility. One species, the Spirochaete Obermeyeri, is supposed to be the cause of relapsing fever

  2. Origin: [L. spira a coil + Gr. hair.]

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  1. Spirochaete

    Spirochaetes belong to a phylum of distinctive diderm bacteria, most of which have long, helically coiled cells. Spirochaetes are chemoheterotrophic in nature, with lengths between 5 and 250 µm and diameters around 0.1–0.6 µm. Spirochaetes are distinguished from other bacterial phyla by the location of their flagella, sometimes called axial filaments, which run lengthwise between the bacterial inner membrane and outer membrane in periplasmic space. These cause a twisting motion which allows the spirochaete to move about. When reproducing, a spirochaete will undergo asexual transverse binary fission. Most spirochaetes are free-living and anaerobic, but there are numerous exceptions.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spirochaete in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spirochaete in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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