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chla·myd·i·a

 (klə-mĭd′ē-ə)
n. pl. chla·myd·i·ae (-ē-ē′)
1. Any of various gram-negative, coccoid bacteria of the genus Chlamydia, especially C. psittaci and C. trachomatis, that are pathogenic to humans and other animals, causing infections such as conjunctivitis in cattle and sheep and trachoma, urethritis, and pneumonia in humans.
2. Any of several common, often asymptomatic, sexually transmitted diseases caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis.

[New Latin, genus name, from Latin chlamys, chlamyd-, mantle (in reference to the reticulate form, resembling a mantle around the host cell's nucleus, that the bacterium assumes within the host's cytoplasm); see chlamys.]

chla·myd′i·al adj.
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chlamydia

(kləˈmɪdɪə)
n, pl -midiae (-ˈmɪdɪiː)
(Microbiology) any Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Chlamydia, which are obligate intracellular parasites and are responsible for such diseases as trachoma, psittacosis, and some sexually transmitted diseases
[C20: New Latin, from Greek khlamus mantle + -ia]
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chla•myd•i•a

(kləˈmɪd i ə)

n., pl. -myd•i•ae (-ˈmɪd iˌi)
1. any coccoid rickettsia of the genus Chlamydia, parasitic in birds and mammals, including humans, and causing various infections.
2. a widespread, often asymptomatic sexually transmitted disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, a major cause of nongonococcal urethritis in men and pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancy in women.
[< New Latin (1945) < Greek chlamyd-, s. of chlamýs chlamys]
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chlamydia

A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterium.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chlamydia - a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse, Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
2.chlamydia - coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Chlamydia - type genus of the family Chlamydiaceae: disease-causing parasites
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
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Translations
ChlamydieChlamydien
chlamydia
klamüüdia
klamydia
chlamydia
chlamydia
クラミジア
klamydia
chlamydie
chlamydia
klamidya

chlamydia

[klæmˈɪdɪə] Nclamidiaf
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chla·myd·i·a

n. clamidia, enfermedad transmitida por el género Chlamydia Trachomatis, generador asintomático que causa varias enfermedades, entre ellas tracoma, uretritis, y proctitis.
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chlamydia

n clamidia
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Women in their 20s and early 30s are also seeing rises in the rate of chlamydia infections, with a 1.3% rise for women aged 20 to 24 and 5% rise for women aged 25 to 34.
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