Definition of Rickettsiaceae
1. Noun. Microorganism resembling bacteria inhabiting arthropod tissues but capable of causing disease in vertebrates.
Generic synonyms: Bacteria Family
Group relationships: Order Rickettsiales, Rickettsiales
Member holonyms: Genus Rickettsia, Rickettsia
Medical Definition of Rickettsiaceae
1. A family of small, gram-negative organisms often parasitic in man and other animals, causing diseases that may be transmitted by invertebrate vectors. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rickettsiaceae
Literary usage of Rickettsiaceae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"The position of the rickettsiaceae in the general classification of microorganisms is at present uncertain. The pathogenic rickettsias for man appear to be ..."
2. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and Biological Control of Plant Pests by Jane P. Gates (1994)
"Language: English Descriptors: California; Lawns and turf; Cyclocephala; Biological control; Bacillus popilliae; Host parasite relationships; rickettsiaceae ..."