A tribe of gram-negative bacteria of the family rickettsiaceae whose organisms are pathogenic for certain mammals, including man. Certain species are adapted to existence in invertebrates, especially arthropods. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: er-lik′ē-ē Definitions: 1. Members of the Rickettsiaceae family; obligate intracellular parasites of peripheral blood leukocytes.
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