noun plural

Strep·​to·​my·​ce·​ta·​ce·​ae ˌstrep-tō-ˌmī-sə-ˈtā-sē-ˌē How to pronounce Streptomycetaceae (audio)
: a family of higher bacteria (order Actinomycetales) 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

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“Streptomycetaceae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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