chlamydiosis

noun
chla·​myd·​i·​o·​sis | \ klə-ˌmi-dē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce chlamydiosis (audio) \
plural chlamydioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce chlamydiosis (audio) \

Medical Definition of chlamydiosis

: 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 Blom, Bird Watcher's Digest, September/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 Owem, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 23 Nov. 2005

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“Chlamydiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chlamydiosis. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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