proactinomyces

noun

pro·​actinomyces
(¦)prō+
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

Word History

Etymology

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 20 Apr. 2024.

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