Spirochaetae

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin plural form of Spirochaeta, from Latin spira (coil) + Ancient Greek χαίτη (khaítē, long hair)

Proper noun[edit]

Spirochaetae

  1. A taxonomic phylum within the kingdom Bacteria – bacteria with a long slender corkscrew shape.

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References[edit]

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