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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History and Etymology for Crenothrix

New Latin, from cren- + -thrix

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“Crenothrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Crenothrix. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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