Meaning of leptospira

lep•to•spi•ra

Pronunciation: (lep"tu-spī'ru), [key]
— pl. -rae -ras.
  1. any of several spirally shaped, aerobic bacteria of the genus Leptospira, certain species of which are pathogenic for human beings.
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