Any of various spirochetes of the genus Borrelia that are pathogens of humans, other mammals, and birds, including the causal agents of Lyme disease and relapsing fever.
Origin of borreliaNew Latin after Amédée Borrel (1867-1936), French bacteriologist
(plural borrelias or borreliae)
- Any of various helically coiled spirochetes, of the genus Borrelia, some of which cause relapsing fever.
For AmÃ©dÃ©e Borrel, French bacteriologist
Origin: New Latin, after AmÃ©dÃ©e Borrel (1867-1936), French bacteriologist. (Source: American Heritage Dictionary)