streptomycete


strep·to·my·cete

noun \-ˈmī-ˌsēt, -ˌmī-ˈsēt\

Definition of STREPTOMYCETE

:  any of a family (Streptomycetaceae) of actinomycetes (as a streptomyces) that form vegetative mycelia which rarely break up into bacillary forms, have conidia borne on sporophores, and are typically aerobic soil saprophytes but include a few parasites of plants and animals

Origin of STREPTOMYCETE

New Latin Streptomycet-, Streptomyces, genus name
First Known Use: 1948

strep·to·my·cete

noun \-ˈmī-ˌsēt, -ˌmī-ˈsēt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STREPTOMYCETE

: any actinomycete (as a streptomyces) of the family Streptomycetaceae

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