treponemicidal

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treponemicidal

 [trep″o-ne″mĭ-si´dal]
destroying treponemas.

trep·o·ne·mi·ci·dal

(trep'ō-nē'mi-sī'dăl),
Destructive to any species of Treponema, but usually with reference to T. pallidum, the microorganisms responsible for syphillis.
Synonym(s): antitreponemal
[Treponema + L. caedo, to kill]

treponemicidal

/trep·o·ne·mi·ci·dal/ (-ne″mĭ-si´dal) destroying treponemas.

trep·o·ne·mi·ci·dal

(trep'ō-nē'mi-sī'dăl)
Destructive to any species of Treponema, but usually with reference to T. pallidum.
Synonym(s): antitreponemal.
[Treponema + L. caedo, to kill]
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