Definition of Rickettsiaceae

1. Noun. Microorganism resembling bacteria inhabiting arthropod tissues but capable of causing disease in vertebrates.

Exact synonyms: Family Rickettsiaceae
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

rickardite
ricked
ricker
rickers
ricketier
ricketiest
ricketiness
rickets
rickettsia
rickettsia infections
rickettsia prowazekii
rickettsia rickettsii
rickettsia tsutsugamushi
rickettsia typhi
rickettsia vaccine
rickettsiaceae (current term)
rickettsiaceae infections
rickettsiae
rickettsial
rickettsial disease
rickettsial diseases
rickettsial vaccines
rickettsiales
rickettsiales infections
rickettsialpox
rickettsias
rickettsieae
rickettsiological
rickettsiology
rickettsioses

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 ..."

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