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Chlamydiaceae

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noun plural Chla·myd·i·a·ce·ae \ klə-ˌmid-ē-ˈā-sē-ˌē \

medical Definition of Chlamydiaceae

: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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