Chlamydiaceae

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Chlamydiaceae

[klə‚mid·ē′ās·ē‚ē]
(microbiology)
The single family of the order Chlamydiales; characterized by a developmental cycle from a small elementary body to a larger initial body which divides, with daughter cells becoming elementary bodies.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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