Coxiella

noun
Cox·​i·​el·​la | \ ˌkäk-sē-ˈel-ə How to pronounce Coxiella (audio) \

Medical Definition of Coxiella

: 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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