noun plural

Ac·​ti·​no·​my·​ce·​ta·​les -ˌmī-sə-ˈtā-(ˌ)lēz How to pronounce Actinomycetales (audio)
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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