Definition of Treponema

1. Noun. Spirochete that causes disease in humans (e.g. syphilis and yaws).

Generic synonyms: Spirochaete, Spirochete
Group relationships: Genus Treponema



Definition of Treponema

1. Noun. Any of many anaerobic spirochetes, of the genus ''Treponema'', many of which cause infectious diseases ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Treponema

1. [n -MATA or -MAS]

Medical Definition of Treponema

1. Genus of bacteria of the spirochaete family (Spirochaetaceae). Treponema pallidum causes syphilis. Cells are corkscrew like, (6-15um long,0.1-0.2um wide), motile, anaerobic and with a peptidoglycan cell wall and a capsule of glycosaminoglycans similar to hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulphate in composition. Membrane has cardiolipin. (19 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Treponema

trephones
trepid
trepidancy
trepidant
trepidatio cordis
trepidation
trepidations
trepidatious
trepidatiously
trepidatory
trepidities
trepidity
trepidly
treponaemiasis
treponaemicidal
treponema (current term)
treponema-immobilizing antibody
treponema immobilization test
treponema pallidum
treponemal
treponemal antibody
treponemal infections
treponemas
treponemata
treponematoses
treponematosis
treponeme
treponemes
trepopnœa
treppe

Literary usage of Treponema

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Syphilis and Public Health by Edward Bright Vedder (1918)
"C. The Methods Whereby the treponema Pallidum Gains Access to the Body.—Certain other characteristics of the treponema pallidum are worthy of consideration, ..."

2. American Medicine (1906)
"360 AMERICAN MEDICINE] treponema PALLIDUM OF SYPHILIS .... Metchnikoff and Roux were able to demonstrate treponema ..."

3. The Wassermann Test by Charles Franklin Craig (1921)
"CHAPTER VI COMPLEMENT FIXATION IN SYPHILIS WITH ANTIGENS PREPARED FROM PURE CULTURES OF treponema PALLIDUM The success attending Noguchi's efforts to obtain ..."

4. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1918)
"The spirochete treponema pertenue is long and very slender; there may be as many as twelve spirals. The Romanowsky staining method or some modification of ..."

5. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1918)
"The disease resembles syphilis, and by some writers has been regarded as identical with it. The spirochete treponema pertenue is long and very slender ..."

6. Studies from the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research by Rockefeller Institute (1922)
"The maintenance of stock strains of treponema pallidum for teaching or experimental purposes has been both time-consuming and expensive, ..."

7. Serology of Nervous and Mental Diseases by David Michael Kaplan (1914)
"THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE treponema PALLIDUM AND rrs DETECTION The distribution of the ... The treponema pallidum is very rarely found in the vicinity of ..."

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