Pertaining to or caused by rickettsiae.

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rick·ett·si·al ri-'ket-sē-əl adj of, relating to, or caused by rickettsiae <a \rickettsial disease> <\rickettsial vaccines>

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rick·ett·si·al (rĭ-ketґse-əl) caused by rickettsiae.

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