Actinomycetales

noun plural
Ac·​ti·​no·​my·​ce·​ta·​les | \ -ˌmī-sə-ˈtā-(ˌ)lēz How to pronounce Actinomycetales (audio) \

Medical Definition of Actinomycetales

: an order of filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria tending strongly to the development of branches and true mycelium and lacking photosynthetic pigment — see mycobacteriaceae, streptomycetaceae

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“Actinomycetales.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Actinomycetales. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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