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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Clonothrix

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Clonothrix

Share Clonothrix

Dictionary Entries near Clonothrix

clonidine

clonk

Clonmel

Clonothrix

clonus

cloof

clook

Statistics for Clonothrix

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Clonothrix

What made you want to look up Clonothrix? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!