Medical Definition of Treponema pallidum

1. The cause of syphilis, this is a microscopic bacterial organism called a spirochete, a worm-like spiral-shaped organism that wiggles vigorously when viewed under a microscope. Treponema pallidum was discovered in 1905 by the german bacteriologist fritz schaudinn (1871-1906) who named it, putting together the greek trepo (i turn) and nema (thread) with the latin pallida (pale) to make a pale turning thread. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Treponema Pallidum

trepidant
trepidatio cordis
trepidation
trepidations
trepidatious
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trepidities
trepidity
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treponaemiasis
treponaemicidal
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treponema-immobilizing antibody
treponema immobilization test
treponema pallidum (current term)
treponemal
treponemal antibody
treponemal infections
treponemas
treponemata
treponematoses
treponematosis
treponeme
treponemes
trepopnœa
treppe
treprostinil
tres
tres-tyne

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