Destructive to any species of Treponema, but usually with reference to T. pallidum, the microorganisms responsible for syphillis. SYN: antitreponemal. [Treponema + L. caedo, to kill]

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trep·o·ne·mi·ci·dal .trep-ə-.nē-mə-'sīd-əl adj destroying spirochetes of the genus Treponema

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trep·o·ne·mi·ci·dal (trep″o-ne″mĭ-siґdəl) killing Treponema species; see antisyphilitic.

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  • treponemicidal — trep·o·ne·mi·ci·dal …   English syllables

  • treponemicidal — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|nēmə|sīdəl adjective : destroying treponemata …   Useful english dictionary

  • antitreponemal — SYN: treponemicidal. * * * an·ti·trep·o·ne·mal (an″te ) (an″ti trep″o neґməl) effective against Treponema; cf. antisyphilitic …   Medical dictionary

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