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Medical Term:

Tropheryma whippelii

Pronunciation: tro-fer'i-ma wi-pel'e-i


An unclassified, nonculturable organism, named in 1992, which has been identified by electron microscopy and defined by DNA amplification technologies; it has been proven to be the infectious agent responsible for Whipple disease.

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