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rick·ett·si·a

 (rĭ-kĕt′sē-ə)
n. pl. rick·ett·si·ae (-sē-ē′)
Any of various bacteria of the genus Rickettsia, carried as parasites by many ticks, fleas, and lice, that cause diseases such as typhus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever in humans.

[New Latin Rickettsia, genus name, after Howard Taylor Ricketts (1871-1910), American pathologist.]

rick·ett′si·al adj.

rickettsia

(rɪˈkɛtsɪə)
n, pl -siae (-sɪˌiː) or -sias
(Microbiology) any of a group of parasitic bacteria that live in the tissues of ticks, mites, and other arthropods, and cause disease when transmitted to man and other animals
[C20: named after Howard T. Ricketts (1871–1910), US pathologist]
rickˈettsial adj

rick•ett•si•a

(rɪˈkɛt si ə)

n., pl. -si•as, -si•ae (-siˌi)
any of various rod-shaped infectious microorganisms of the heterogeneous group Rickettsieae, formerly classified with the bacteria but markedly smaller and reproducing only inside a living cell: parasitic in fleas, ticks, mites, or lice and transmitted by bite.
[< New Latin (1916), after Howard T. Ricketts (1871–1910), U.S. pathologist; see -ia]
rick•ett′si•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rickettsia - any of a group of very small rod-shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts; they cause typhus and other febrile diseases in human beings
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
family Rickettsiaceae, Rickettsiaceae - microorganism resembling bacteria inhabiting arthropod tissues but capable of causing disease in vertebrates
Translations

rickettsia

n. ricketsia, rickettsia, uno de los organismos gram-negativos que se reproducen solamente en células huéspedes de pulgas, piojos, garrapatas y ratones, y que se transmiten a humanos a través de las mordidas de éstos.
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Algunas de ellas previamente fueron consideradas no patogenas, pero recientemente demostraron ser patogenas para humanos, tal es el caso del SFG Rickettsia slovaca, Rickettsia aeschlimannii, Rickettsia massiliae y Rickettsia monacensis en Europa (8,9).
Recently, emerging and reemerging SFG rickettsiae, such as Rickettsia slovaca (2), R.
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Rickettsia slovaca and Rickettsia raoultii in Dermacentor marginatus and Dermacentor reticulatus ticks from Slovak Republic.
Rickettsia slovaca is a pathogenic, tick-borne, spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae that was initially isolated in 1968 from a Dermacentor marginatus tick in Slovakia.
Since 1977, Rickettsia slovaca, found in Dermacentor marginatus ticks, was the only known Rickettsia sp.