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noun lep·to·thrix \ˈlep-tə-ˌthriks\

Medical Definition of leptothrix

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of sheathed filamentous bacteria of uncertain taxonomic affiliation that often have the sheath encrusted with oxides of iron or manganese—see leptotrichia

  2. 2plural leptotrichia \ˌlep-tə-ˈtrik-ē-ə\play also leptotriches \lep-ˈtä-trə-ˌkēz\play :  any bacterium of the genus Leptothrix

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