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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

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

New Latin, after Sir Samuel Phillips Bedson (1886-1969), British bacteriologist.

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