noun plural

Bar·​ton·​el·​la·​ce·​ae ˌbärt-ᵊn-ˌel-ˈā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Bartonellaceae (audio)
: a family of bacteria of the order Rickettsiales that invade blood and tissue cells of humans and other vertebrates and are often transmitted by bloodsucking arthropods

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“Bartonellaceae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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