chlamydia

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New Latin from Ancient Greek χλαμύδιον (khlamúdion, small cloak), from χλαμύς (khlamús, cloak).

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chlamydia (countable and uncountable, plural chlamydias or chlamydiae)

  1. (uncountable) Any of several common, often asymptomatic, sexually transmitted diseases caused by the microorganism Chlamydia trachomatis.
  2. (countable, zoology) Any of various coccoid microorganisms of the genus Chlamydia that are pathogenic to humans and other animals.

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