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Noun: chlamydia (chlamydiae,chlamydias)  klu'mi-dee-u
  1. A sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
  2. Coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract

Derived forms: chlamydiae, chlamydias

Type of: Cupid's disease, Cupid's itch, dose, eubacteria, eubacterium, sexually transmitted disease, social disease, STD, true bacteria, VD, venereal disease, venereal infection, Venus's curse

Part of: genus Chlamydia

Encyclopedia: Chlamydia