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New Latin from Ancient Greek χλαμύδιον (khlamúdion, small cloak), from χλαμύς (khlamús, cloak).

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chlamydia (countable and uncountable, plural chlamydias or chlamydiae)

  1. (uncountable) Any of several common, often asymptomatic, sexually transmitted diseases caused by the microorganism Chlamydia trachomatis.
    • 2014 June 22, John Oliver, “Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 8, HBO:
      That makes sense, because we’re all looking for flowery language from our physicians. “Like the sunlight shines upon the hidden grassy meadow, so does chlamydia cast a warm glow upon your private parts.”
  2. (countable) Any of various coccoid microorganisms of the genus Chlamydia that are pathogenic to humans and other animals.

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