chlamydia definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous gram-negative, coccoid microorganisms of genus Chlamydia, particularly C. psittaci and C. trachomatis, being pathogenic to people alongside pets, causing conjunctivitis in cattle and sheep and trachoma, urethritis, and proctitis in people.
    • any one of a number of common, frequently asymptomatic, sexually transmitted conditions due to the microorganism Chlamydia trachomatis.
    • Any of a number of common, usually asymptomatic, intimately transmitted diseases brought on by the microorganism Chlamydia trachomatis.
    • some of various coccoid microorganisms associated with the genus Chlamydia that are pathogenic to people along with other animals.
    • a coccoid rickettsia which could infect wild birds and animals; it triggers infections of eyes and lung area together with genitourinary tract.
    • coccoid rickettsia infesting wild birds and mammals; trigger attacks of eyes and lungs and genitourinary region
    • a sexually transmitted disease caused by germs of genus Chlamydia

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