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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kluh-mid-ee-uh]
    • /kləˈmɪd i ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kluh-mid-ee-uh]
    • /kləˈmɪd i ə/

Definitions of chlamydia word

  • uncountable noun chlamydia Chlamydia is a sexually-transmitted disease. 3
  • noun chlamydia any Gram-negative bacteria of the genus Chlamydia, which are obligate intracellular parasites and are responsible for such diseases as trachoma, psittacosis, and some sexually transmitted diseases 3
  • noun chlamydia a widespread, gonorrhealike venereal disease caused by a bacterium (Chlamydia trachomatis) that also causes trachoma, etc. 3
  • noun plural chlamydia Microbiology. any coccoid rickettsia of the genus Chlamydia, parasitic in birds and mammals, including humans, and causing various infections, especially of the eyes, as trachoma, lungs, as psittacosis, and genitourinary tract, as urethritis or chlamydia. 1
  • noun plural chlamydia Pathology.. Also called lymphogranuloma venereum. a widespread, often asymptomatic sexually transmitted disease caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, a major cause of nongonococcal urethritis in men and pelvic inflammatory disease and ectopic pregnancy in women. 1
  • noun chlamydia A very small parasitic bacterium that, like a virus, requires the biochemical mechanisms of another cell in order to reproduce. Bacteria of this type cause various diseases including trachoma, psittacosis, and nonspecific urethritis. 1

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Origin of chlamydia

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
1945; < New Latin < Greek chlamyd-, stem of chlamýs chlamys + New Latin -ia -ia

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chlamydia popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for chlamydia

noun chlamydia

  • venereal disease — sexually transmitted disease. Abbreviation: VD.
  • acquired immune deficiency syndrome — Acquired immune deficiency syndrome is the same as AIDS.
  • aids — AIDS is a disease which destroys the natural system of protection that the body has against other diseases. AIDS is an abbreviation for 'acquired immune deficiency syndrome'.
  • clap — When you clap, you hit your hands together to show appreciation or attract attention.
  • social disease — a venereal disease.

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