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streptomyces

[strep-tuh-mahy-seez]
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noun, plural strep·to·my·ces. Bacteriology.
  1. any of several aerobic bacteria of the genus Streptomyces, certain species of which produce antibiotics.

Origin of streptomyces

< New Latin (1943), equivalent to strepto- strepto- + Greek mýkēs mushroom, fungus
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Streptomyces

(strĕp′tə-mīsēz)
n.
  1. A genus of actinomycetes that are chiefly saprophytic soil forms, including several strains that produce antibiotics.
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