noun Clo·no·thrix \ˈklōnōˌthriks\

Definition of Clonothrix

  1. :  a genus of chlamydobacteria that have organic sheaths encrusted with iron or manganese, that reproduce by spherical conidia borne in chains, and that are known chiefly from waterworks and pipes

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Origin and Etymology of clonothrix

New Latin, from clono- (from Greek klōn twig) + -thrix

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a trip made at another's expense

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