plectridium

noun
plec·​trid·​i·​um | \ plekˈtridēəm \
plural plectridia\ -​ēə \

Definition of plectridium

: 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

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History and Etymology for plectridium

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 27 Jul. 2021.

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