proactinomyces

noun
pro·​actinomyces | \ (¦)prō+ \

Definition of proactinomyces

1 capitalized, in some classifications : a genus comprising various actinomycetes that are now usually included in Nocardia
2 plural proactinomycetes also proactinomyces : any actinomycete now or formerly included in the genus Proactinomyces

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History and Etymology for proactinomyces

New Latin, from pro- entry 1 + Actinomyces

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“Proactinomyces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proactinomyces. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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