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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 play \ˌstrep-tə-ˈthrī-ˌsēz\ : any bacterium of the genus Streptothrix

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