Anaplasmataceae

noun plural
An·a·plas·ma·ta·ce·ae | \ ˌan-ə-ˌplaz-mə-ˈtā-sē-ˌē \

Medical Definition of Anaplasmataceae 

: a family of parasitic bacteria of the order Rickettsiales that are found inside of membrane-bound vacuoles within cells (such as red or white blood cells) of various vertebrates and invertebrates and are classified in several genera including the genera Anaplasma and Ehrlichia

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