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Definition of Borrelia burgdorferi

Borrelia burgdorferi: The spirochete (a type of bacteria) that causes Lyme disease. Named after its discoverer, Dr. Willy Burgdorfer. See: Borrelia.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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