Medical Dictionary

elementary body

noun el·e·men·ta·ry body \ ˌel-ə-ˌment-ə-rē-, -ˌmen-trē- \

medical Definition of elementary body

:an infectious particle of any of several microorganisms; especially :a chlamydial cell of an extracellular infectious form that attaches to receptors on the membrane of the host cell and is taken up by endocytosis — compare reticulate body

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