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streptomyces

noun strep·to·my·ces \-ˈmī-ˌsēz\
plural streptomyces

Definition of STREPTOMYCES

:  any of a genus (Streptomyces) of mostly soil streptomycetes including some that form antibiotics as by-products of their metabolism

Origin of STREPTOMYCES

New Latin, from strepto- + Greek mykēs fungus — more at myc-
First Known Use: 1944

streptomyces

noun strep·to·my·ces \-ˈmī-ˌsēz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STREPTOMYCES

1
capitalized :  the type genus of the family Streptomycetaceae comprising mostly soil actinomycetes including some that form antibiotics as by-products of their metabolism
2
plural streptomyces :  any bacterium of the genus Streptomyces

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