: 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


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

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“Clonothrix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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