spirocheticide

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spirocheticide

 [spi″ro-ke´tĭ-sīd]
an agent that destroys spirochetes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

spi·ro·che·ti·cide

(spī-rō-kē'tĭ-sīd),
An agent destructive to spirochetes.
[spirochete + L. caedo, to kill]
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