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actinomyces

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noun ac·ti·no·my·ces \ˌak-tə-(ˌ)nō-ˈmī-ˌsēz, ak-ˌtin-ō-\

Medical Definition of actinomyces

  1. 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. 2plural actinomyces :  a bacterium of the genus Actinomyces

  3. ac·ti·no·my·ce·tal \-ˌmī-ˈsēt-əl\play adjective




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