streptothrix

noun
strep·​to·​thrix | \ ˈstrep-tə-ˌthriks How to pronounce streptothrix (audio) \

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 How to pronounce streptothrices (audio)\ : any bacterium of the genus Streptothrix

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