HyperDic: rickettsial

English > 1 sense of the word rickettsial:
ADJECTIVEpertrickettsialrelating to or caused by rickettsias
English > rickettsial: 1 sense > adjective 1, pert
Meaningrelating to or caused by rickettsias.
Nounsrickettsiaany of a group of very small rod-shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts

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