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actinomyces

[ ak-tin-oh-mahy-seez, ak-tuh-noh- ]
/ 忙k藢t瑟n o蕣藞ma瑟 siz, 藢忙k t蓹 no蕣- /
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noun, plural ac路tin路o路my路ces.Bacteriology.
any of several saprophytic, filamentous, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Actinomyces, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and animals.
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Origin of actinomyces

<New Latin (1877), equivalent to Greek aktino-actino- + m媒k膿s fungus (see myco-)

OTHER WORDS FROM actinomyces

ac路tin路o路my路ce路tal, adjective
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