noun Cren·o·thrix \-ˌthriks\

Definition of Crenothrix

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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