noun plural

An·​a·​plas·​ma·​ta·​ce·​ae ˌan-ə-ˌplaz-mə-ˈtā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Anaplasmataceae (audio)
: 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

Dictionary Entries Near Anaplasmataceae

Cite this Entry

“Anaplasmataceae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!