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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.
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Adj.1.rickettsial - relating to or caused by rickettsias