- Microbiology. any coccoid rickettsia of the genus Chlamydia, parasitic in birds and mammals, including humans, and causing various infections, especially of the eyes, as trachoma, lungs, as psittacosis, and genitourinary tract, as urethritis or chlamydia.
- Pathology. Also called lymphogranuloma venereum. a widespread, often asymptomatic sexually transmitted disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, a major cause of nongonococcal urethritis in men and pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancy in women.
Origin of chlamydia
Related Words for chlamydiaAIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, clap, HIV, STD, VD, chancroid, chlamydia, crabs, scabies
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Contemporary Examples of chlamydia
Mental illness is a disease just as much as cancer or chlamydia.From Britney to Bynes, Why Do We Love Watching Mentally Ill Celebs?
October 17, 2014
Bacterial pathogens include gonorrhea (yes) which can cause blindness in a matter of hours, and chlamydia.Everything You Wanted To Know About Bob Costas’s Olympic Pinkeye
February 12, 2014
That time that Andy thought she got chlamydia, but really she was just preggers!‘Revenge Wears Prada’: The 11 Most Cringeworthy Moments
June 4, 2013
Women were infected with gonorrhea and chlamydia from unsterilized instruments.Why Are the Media Apologizing About Kermit Gosnell Coverage?
April 13, 2013
We test monthly for gonorrhea, chlamydia, and the big one, HIV.Condoms in Porn: One Adult Star Says Yes to Measure B
October 18, 2012
- any Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Chlamydia, which are obligate intracellular parasites and are responsible for such diseases as trachoma, psittacosis, and some sexually transmitted diseases
Word Origin for chlamydia
type of genital infection, 1984, from the name of the bacteria that causes it (1945), which is formed from Latinized comb. form of Greek khlamys (genitive khlamydos) "short mantle, military cloak," of unknown origin, + -ia.
- Any of several common, often asymptomatic, sexually transmitted diseases caused by the microorganism Chlamydia trachomatis.
- A genus of coccoid, gram-negative microorganisms that are pathogenic to humans and animals, causing diseases such as conjunctivitis in cattle and sheep, and trachoma, nonspecific urethritis, and proctitis in humans.Bedsonia Miyagawanella
- Any of various bacteria of the genus Chlamydia, several species of which cause common infections in humans and animals, including neonatal conjunctivitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, pharyngitis, and sexually transmitted infections of the pelvis and urethra.