streptothrix

noun
strep·​to·​thrix | \ˈstrep-tə-ˌthriks \

Medical Definition of streptothrix 

1 capitalized, in some classifications : a genus of higher bacteria that somewhat resemble molds, have branched filaments, and comprise forms now usually placed in Actinomyces or in Leptothrix

2 plural streptothrices\ˌstrep-​tə-​ˈthrī-​ˌsēz \ : any bacterium of the genus Streptothrix

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