streptomycete

noun strep·to·my·cete \ -ˈmī-ˌsēt , -ˌmī-ˈsēt \

Definition of streptomycete

: any of a family (Streptomycetaceae) of actinomycetes (such as a streptomyces) that form vegetative mycelia which rarely break up into bacillary forms, have conidia borne on sporophores, and are typically aerobic soil saprophytes but include a few parasites of plants and animals

Origin and Etymology of streptomycete

New Latin Streptomycet-, Streptomyces, genus name


Medical Dictionary

streptomycete

noun strep·to·my·cete \ -ˈmī-ˌsēt, -ˌmī-ˈsēt \

medical Definition of streptomycete

: any actinomycete (as a streptomyces) of the family Streptomycetaceae

Illustration of streptomycete


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