actinomycete

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Etymology[edit]

actino- +‎ -mycete

Noun[edit]

actinomycete (plural actinomycetes)

  1. Any of various filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria, of the order Actinomycetales, that resemble fungi. Some actinomycetes are pathogens and some are sources of antibiotics.

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