micromonospora

noun
mi·​cro·​mono·​spo·​ra | \ -ˌmän-ə-ˈspȯr-ə How to pronounce micromonospora (audio) \

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 How to pronounce micromonosporae (audio)\ : any bacterium of the genus Micromonospora

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