bar·​ton·​el·​la ˌbärt-ᵊn-ˈel-ə How to pronounce bartonella (audio)
capitalized : a genus of gram-negative bacteria that is the type genus of the family Bartonellaceae and includes one (B. bacilliformis) causing bartonellosis transmitted by sand flies and another (B. henselae synonym Rochalimaea henselae) causing cat scratch disease
: any bacterium of the genus Bartonella

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“Bartonella.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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