Spirochaeta pallida


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Spirochaeta pallida

[spī′rəkē′tə]
Etymology: Gk, speira, coil, chaite, hair; L, pallidus, pale
a species of flexible spiral motile microorganisms the causative agent of human syphilis. Also called Treponema pallidum.

Spirochaeta pallida

An obsolete name for Treponema pallidum, the bacteria that causes syphilis.
See also: Spirochaeta
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