chlamydia

Definitions of chlamydia
  1. noun
    a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
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    type of:
    Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, STD, VD, Venus's curse, dose, sexually transmitted disease, social disease, venereal disease, venereal infection
    a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
  2. noun
    coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract
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    types:
    C. psittaci, Chlamydia psittaci
    bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia
    C. trachomatis, Chlamydia trachomatis
    bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and lymphogranuloma venereum
    type of:
    eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria
    a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
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