reticulate body

noun
re·​tic·​u·​late body | \ ri-ˈtik-yə-lət- How to pronounce reticulate body (audio) \

Medical Definition of reticulate body

: a chlamydial cell of a spherical intracellular form that is larger than an elementary body and reproduces by binary fission

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“Reticulate body.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/reticulate%20body. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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