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anaplasma

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noun an·a·plas·ma \ˌan-ə-ˈplaz-mə\

Medical Definition of anaplasma

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of parasitic, gram-negative, nonmotile bacteria of the family Anaplasmataceae that are transmitted chiefly by ticks and biting flies and infect the red blood cells of humans and animals—see anaplasmosis

  2. 2plural anaplasmas or anaplasmata \-mət-ə\play :  any bacterium of the genus Anaplasma




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