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

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“Anaplasmataceae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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