noun (plural chlamydiae) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek chlamyd-, chlamys Date: 1966 1. any of a genus (Chlamydia, family Chlamydiaceae) of spherical gram-negative intracellular bacteria; especially one (C. trachomatis) that causes or is associated with various diseases of the eye and urogenital tract including trachoma, lymphogranuloma venereum, cervicitis, and some forms of urethritis 2. a disease or infection caused by chlamydiae • chlamydial adjective

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