actinomyces


ac·ti·no·my·ces

noun
\ˌak-tə-(ˌ)nō-ˈmī-ˌsēz, ak-ˌtin-ō-\

Definition of ACTINOMYCES

1
capitalized : a genus of filamentous or rod-shaped gram-positive bacteria of the family Actinomycetaceae that includes usually commensal and sometimes pathogenic forms inhabiting mucosal surfaces especially of the oral cavity—compare actinomycosis
2
plural actinomyces : a bacterium of the genus Actinomyces
ac·ti·no·my·ce·tal \-ˌmī-ˈsēt-əl\ adjective

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