actinomycete

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actino- +‎ -mycete

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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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  • (bacteria of the order Actinomycetes): Streptomyces (genus)

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