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chlamydia definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
2: coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural chlamydiae) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek chlamyd-, chlamys Date: 1966 1. any of a genus (Chlamydia, family Chlamydiaceae) of spherical gram-negative intracellular bacteria; especially one (C. trachomatis) that causes or is associated with various diseases of the eye and urogenital tract including trachoma, lymphogranuloma venereum, cervicitis, and some forms of urethritis 2. a disease or infection caused by chlamydiae chlamydial adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. chlamydiae) any parasitic bacterium of the genus Chlamydia, some of which cause diseases such as trachoma, psittacosis, and nonspecific urethritis. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk khlamus -udos cloak



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