Cowdria

noun
Cow·​dria | \ ˈkau̇-drē-ə How to pronounce Cowdria (audio) \

Medical Definition of Cowdria

: a former genus of bacteria consisting of a single species (C. ruminantium) that is the causative agent of heartwater of ruminants and is now classified in the genus Ehrlichia (E. ruminantium)

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