streptothrix

noun

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

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“Streptothrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/streptothrix. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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