actinomycete

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noun ac·ti·no·my·cete \ -ˈmī-ˌsēt , -mī-ˈsēt \

Definition of actinomycete

:any of an order (Actinomycetales) of filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria (such as the actinomyces and streptomyces)

Origin and Etymology of actinomycete

ultimately from Greek aktin-, aktis + mykēt-, mykēs


Medical Dictionary

actinomycete

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noun ac·ti·no·my·cete \ -ˈmī-ˌsēt , -mī-ˈsēt \

medical Definition of actinomycete

:a bacterium (as an actinomyces or a streptomyces) of the order Actinomycetales — see actinomycosis

actinomycetous

play \-mī-ˈsēt-əs\ adjective

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