Clonothrix

noun

Clo·​no·​thrix
ˈklōnōˌthriks
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Clonothrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Clonothrix. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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