Chlamydiaceae

noun plural
Chla·​myd·​i·​a·​ce·​ae | \ klə-ˌmid-ē-ˈā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Chlamydiaceae (audio) \

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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“Chlamydiaceae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Chlamydiaceae. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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