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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: bar′ton-el-ā′sē-ē

Definition: A family of bacteria that currently includes the genus Bartonella. Based on S16 rRNA studies, the former genera of Rochalimaea and Grahamella have been merged with the genus Bartonella, retaining their species names.

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