noun plural

Chla·​myd·​i·​a·​ce·​ae klə-ˌmid-ē-ˈā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Chlamydiaceae (audio)
: a family of bacteria (order Chlamydiales) that are related to members of the order Rickettsiales, that are obligate parasites in the cells of warm-blooded vertebrates, and that include the causative agents of trachoma, lymphogranuloma venereum, and psittacosis see chlamydiosis

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“Chlamydiaceae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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