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chlamydia British & World English

A very small parasitic bacterium which, like a virus, requires the biochemical mechanisms of another cell in order to reproduce. Bacteria of this type cause various diseases including trachoma, psittacosis, and non-specific urethritis

Chlamydia in chlamydia British & World English

A very small parasitic bacterium which, like a virus, requires the biochemical mechanisms of another cell in order to reproduce. Bacteria of this type cause various diseases including trachoma, psittacosis, and non-specific urethritis

Chlamydia trichomatis in trachoma British & World English

A contagious bacterial infection of the eye, causing inflamed granulation on the inner surface of the lids