genus Leptospira

genus Leptospira
very slender aerobic spirochetes; free-living or parasitic in mammals
Hypernyms: ↑bacteria genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Treponemataceae, ↑family Treponemataceae
Member Meronyms: ↑leptospira

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  • Leptospira noguchii — Taxobox color = lightgrey name = Leptospira noguchii regnum = Monera phylum = Spirochaetes classis = Spirochaetes ordo = Spirochaetales familia = Leptospiraceae genus = Leptospira species = Leptospira noguchii Leptospira noguchii is a bacterium… …   Wikipedia

  • leptospira — leptospiral, adj. /lep teuh spuy reuh/, n., pl. leptospirae / ree/, leptospiras. Bacteriol. any of several spirally shaped, aerobic bacteria of the genus Leptospira, certain species of which are pathogenic for human beings. [ < NL (1917), equiv.… …   Universalium

  • leptospira — noun important pathogens causing Weil s disease or canicola fever • Hypernyms: ↑spirochete, ↑spirochaete • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Leptospira …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leptospira — Genus of spirochaete bacteria that cause a mild chronic infection in rats and many domestic animals. The bacteria are excreted continuously in the urine and contact with infected urine or water can result in infection of humans via cuts or breaks …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Leptospira interrogans — the species containing all the pathogenic strains of the genus, which cause leptospirosis. It is divided into serological groups that are in turn separated into serovars. A wide range of wild and domestic animals serve as reservoirs and shed the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Leptospira — A genus of motile aerobic bacteria (order Spirochaetales) containing thin, tightly coiled organisms 6–20 μm in length. They possess an axial filament, and one or both ends may be bent into a semicircular hook. They …   Medical dictionary

  • Leptospira biflexa — a species found in both fresh water and sea water; most strains of the genus are saprophytic and nonpathogenic, but occasionally a strain causes mammalian infection …   Medical dictionary

  • Leptospira — n. a genus of spirochaete bacteria, commonly bearing hooked ends. They are not visible with ordinary light microscopy and are best seen using dark ground microscopy. The parasitic species L. icterohaemorrhagiae is the main causative agent of Weil …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • leptospira — /lɛpˈtɒspərə/ (say lep tospuhruh) noun a genus of extremely slender aerobic spirochaetes, free living or parasitic in mammals. {New Latin, from lepto + Latin spira coil, twist} …  

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