borrelia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Any of various irregularly coiled helical spirochetes of the genus Borrelia, some species of which cause relapsing fever in humans, other mammals, and birds.
Origin: New Latin, after Amédée Borrel (1867-1936), French bacteriologist.
borrelia - Medical Definition
A genus of parasitic irregularly coiled helical spirochetes, some species of which cause relapsing fever in humans.