A genus of Gram-negative, oxidase-positive, motile, nonfermenting bacteria that have been placed in the class Proteobacteria. They are morphologically variable, appearing as rods or filaments that may stain poorly. Over 10 species have been identified; originally reported to be the agent of catscratch disease, their current pathogenic role remains uncertain. The type strain is A. felis.

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Afip·ia ə-'fip-ē-ə n a genus of gram-negative bacilli including one (A. felis) associated with some cases of cat scratch disease

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Afip·ia (ə-fipґe-ə) [Armed Forces Institute of Pathology] a genus of bacteria of the family Bradyrhizobiaceae, consisting of gram-negative rods.

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