Clonothrix

noun
Clo·​no·​thrix | \ ˈklōnōˌthriks \

Definition of Clonothrix

: 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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History and Etymology for Clonothrix

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 25 Oct. 2020.

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