actinomyces meaning

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Noun: actinomyces  `aktunow'mIseez
  1. Soil-inhabiting saprophytes and disease-producing plant and animal parasites

Type of: eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria

Part of: genus Actinomyces

Encyclopedia: Actinomyces


[Medicine]
A genus of gram-positive,rod-shaped bacteria whose organisms are nonmotile. Filaments that may be present in certain species are either straight or wavy and may have swollen or clubbed heads. n
1 cap : a genus of filamentous or rod-shaped gram-positive bacteria of the family Actinomycetaceae that includes usu. commensal and sometimes pathogenic forms inhabiting mucosal surfaces esp. of the oral cavity —compare ACTINOMYCOSIS
2 pl actinomyces : a bacterium of the genus Actinomycesac·ti·no·my·ce·tal adj

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  1. the effect of 5406 actinomyces on the growth of wheat seedling were studied
  2. This enzyme is widely expressed in bacteria, including streptococcus and actinomyces.
  3. Long term IUD use is associated with TOA . Actinomyces is also recovered from TOA.
  4. Microaerophile bacteria Actinomyces actinomycetemcomitans, Campylobacter rectus, and Eikenella corrodens also may play a role in chronic periodontitis.
  5. Actinomyces " spp . and " Eubacterium nodatum " are often recovered in infections associated with intrauterine devices.

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