afipia meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    A genus of gram-negative,oxidase-positive,nonfermentative rods which are motile by means of a single flagellum. Afipia felis and BARTONELLA HENSELAE are causative agents of CAT-SCRATCH DISEASE. (From Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology,9th ed) n : a genus of gram-negative bacilli including one (A. felis) associated with some cases of cat scratch disease


  1. It is also commonly found in the atmosphere above marine areas, where it is used as a carbon source by the airborne bacteria " Afipia ", and is found distinctively in human melanoma cells.

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