actinomycete meaning

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Noun: actinomycete  `aktunowmI'seet
  1. Any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales

Derived forms: actinomycetes

See also: actinomycetous

Type of: eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria

Part of: Actinomycetales, order Actinomycetales

Encyclopedia: Actinomycete

n : a bacterium (as an actinomyces or a streptomyces) of the order Actinomycetales —see ACTINOMYCOSISac·ti·no·my·ce·tous adj


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