[ ak-tin-oh-mahy-seez, ak-tuh-noh- ]

noun,plural ac·tin·o·my·ces.Bacteriology.
  1. any of several saprophytic, filamentous, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Actinomyces, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and animals.

Origin of actinomyces

<New Latin (1877), equivalent to Greek aktino-actino- + mýkēs fungus (see myco-)

Other words from actinomyces

  • ac·tin·o·my·ce·tal, adjective

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