micromonospora

noun
mi·cro·mono·spo·ra | \-ˌmän-ə-ˈspȯr-ə \

Medical Definition of micromonospora 

1 capitalized : a genus of actinomycetes that have well developed, branching, septate mycelia bearing single spores that are sessile or on short or long sporophores and that include several antibiotic-producing forms (as M. purpurea, the source of gentamicin)

2 plural micromonosporae\-rē \ : any bacterium of the genus Micromonospora

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