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noun Cow·dria \ˈkau̇-drē-ə\

Medical Definition of Cowdria

  1. :  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)

Biographical Note for cowdria


\ˈkau̇-drē\play ,

Edmund Vincent

(1888–1975), American anatomist. Cowdry's areas of research included the pathology of virus diseases, rickettsial diseases, malaria, yellow fever, and east coast fever. In 1924 he discovered the causative organism (Cowdria ruminantium) of heartwater.

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