Meaning of borrelia

bor•rel•i•a

Pronunciation: (bu-rel'ē-u, -rel'yu, -rē'lē-u, -rēl'yu), [key]
— n. Bacteriol.
  1. any of several spiral, parasitic bacteria of the genus Borrelia, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans, other mammals, or birds.
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