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Pronunciation: trep'o-ne'mi-si'dal

Definition: Destructive to any species of Treponema, but usually with reference to T. pallidum, the microorganisms responsible for syphillis.

Synonym(s): antitreponemal

[Treponema + L. caedo, to kill]

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