Rickettsiae

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Rickettsiae [r]: A tribe of gram-negative bacteria of the family rickettsiaceae, whose organisms are found in arthropods and are pathogenic for man and certain other vertebrate hosts [1] [e]

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  1. This definition is at least in part based on: Anonymous (2015), Rickettsiae (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.