leptothrix

noun

lep·​to·​thrix ˈlep-tə-ˌthriks How to pronounce leptothrix (audio)
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
plural leptotrichia ˌlep-tə-ˈtrik-ē-ə How to pronounce leptothrix (audio) also leptotriches lep-ˈtä-trə-ˌkēz How to pronounce leptothrix (audio) : any bacterium of the genus Leptothrix

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“Leptothrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leptothrix. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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