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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of microorganisms of the genus Chlamydia that are obligate intracellular parasites and include the causative agents of trachoma, psittacosis, and lymphogranuloma venereum.

Etymologies

New Latin, after Sir Samuel Phillips Bedson (1886-1969), British bacteriologist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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