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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.


(Medicine) of or relating to infections caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
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Adj.1.chlamydial - of or pertaining to the sexually transmitted infection or to the parasite
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Chlamydial abortion is one of the most commonly-diagnosed causes of ovine abortion in the UK.
Elimination of chlamydial abortion from an infected flock is very difficult but the level of infection can be significantly reduced by purchasing accredited-free replacement ewes, running replacements as a separate flock at lambing and through hygiene.
Abortion in small ruminants in Switzerland: investigations during two lambing seasons (1996-1998) with special regard to chlamydial abortions [in German].