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Pronunciation: ne'o-ri-ket'se-a

Definition: A genus of the proteobacter group, order Rickettsiales, family Anaplasmataceae. Medically significant species within the genus include the agent that produces Potomac horse fever. N. helminthoeca is the type species. Some members of genus formerly classified as Ehrlichia.

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