anaplasma

noun
an·​a·​plas·​ma | \ ˌan-ə-ˈplaz-mə How to pronounce anaplasma (audio) \

Medical Definition of anaplasma

1 capitalized : a genus of parasitic, gram-negative, nonmotile bacteria of the family Anaplasmataceae that are transmitted chiefly by ticks and biting flies and infect the red blood cells of humans and animals — see anaplasmosis
2 plural anaplasmas or anaplasmata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce anaplasmata (audio)\ : any bacterium of the genus Anaplasma

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