plectridium

noun

plec·​trid·​i·​um
plekˈtridēəm
plural plectridia
-ēə
: 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

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin plectrum + New Latin -idium

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“Plectridium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plectridium. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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