streptomyces

noun strep·to·my·ces \ -ˈmī-ˌsēz \

Definition of streptomyces

plural streptomyces
: any of a genus (Streptomyces) of mostly soil streptomycetes including some that form antibiotics as by-products of their metabolism

Origin and Etymology of streptomyces

New Latin, from strepto- + Greek mykēs fungus — more at myc-


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streptomyces

noun strep·to·my·ces \ -ˈmī-ˌsēz \

medical Definition of streptomyces

1 capitalized : the type genus of the family Streptomycetaceae comprising mostly soil actinomycetes including some that form antibiotics as by-products of their metabolism
2 plural streptomyces : any bacterium of the genus Streptomyces

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