Crenothrix

noun Cren·o·thrix \ -ˌthriks \

Definition of Crenothrix

: a genus (the type of the family Crenotrichaceae) usually regarded as including a single species (C. polypora) of attached sheathed unbranched chlamydobacteria that are a frequent nuisance in water pipes and iron-containing springs and that have cylindrical or spherical cells which divide in three planes to form nonmotile spherical conidia

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Origin and Etymology of crenothrix

New Latin, from cren- + -thrix


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