Coxiella

noun

Cox·​i·​el·​la ˌkäk-sē-ˈel-ə How to pronounce Coxiella (audio)
: a genus of small pleomorphic gram-negative bacteria (family Coxiellaceae) occurring intercellularly in ticks and intracellularly in the cytoplasm of vertebrates and including the causative organism (C. burnetii) of Q fever

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“Coxiella.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Coxiella. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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