bartonella

noun
bar·​ton·​el·​la | \ ˌbärt-ᵊn-ˈel-ə How to pronounce bartonella (audio) \

Medical Definition of bartonella

1 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
2 : any bacterium of the genus Bartonella

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“Bartonella.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bartonella. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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