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chlamydiosis

noun chla·myd·i·o·sis \ klə-ˌmi-dē-ˈō-səs \

medical Definition of chlamydiosis

plural chlamydioses play \-ˌsēz\
:an infection or disease caused by bacteria of the family Chlamydiaceae: such as
a or avian chlamydiosis :psittacosis
  • Around Washington, D.C., this spring there was an outbreak of avian chlamydiosis, a bacterial infection that is spread through contaminated droppings.
  • —Eirik BlomBird Watcher's DigestSeptember/October 1994
b :feline pneumonitis
  • Chlamydiosis is a painful eye inflammation that can also cause sneezing and a nasal discharge. The vaccine doesn't protect cats from infection, but can decrease the severity of the disease if a cat becomes infected.
  • —Rhonda OwemThe Arkansas Democrat-Gazette23 Nov. 2005

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