Spirochaetae

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin plural form of Spirochaeta, from Latin spira (coil) + Ancient Greek [script?] (khaite, long hair)

Proper noun[edit]

Spirochaetae

  1. A taxonomic phylum within the kingdom Bacteriabacteria with a long slender corkscrew shape.

References[edit]

  • Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life on Earth (Margulis & Schwartz) ISBN:0-8050-7252-7