Rickettsiaceae

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Rickettsiaceae

[ri‚ket·sē′ās·ē‚ē]
(microbiology)
A family of the order Rickettsiales; small, rod-shaped, coccoid, or diplococcoid cells often found in arthropods; includes human and animal parasites and pathogens.
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