plural plectridia
: a hammer-shaped or drumstick-shaped cell
especially : any of various rod-shaped bacteria formerly classed as a genus Plectridium in which one end becomes enlarged by the production of an endospore

Word History


New Latin, from Latin plectrum + New Latin -idium

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“Plectridium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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