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 streptothrix (audio) \ : any bacterium of the genus Streptothrix

Learn More About streptothrix

Dictionary Entries Near streptothrix

streptothricin

streptothrix

streptotrichosis

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Streptothrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/streptothrix. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!