noun, plural ac·tin·o·my·ces. Bacteriology.
Origin of actinomyces
Related formsac·tin·o·my·ce·tal, adjective
Examples from the Web for actinomyces
Bollinger determined that the Actinomyces bovis (Streptothrix bovis) is the cause of actinomycosis in cattle in 1877.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
These latter areas were the seat of multiplication of the actinomyces fungus.
The actinomyces gain access to the bone through a carious tooth or through the gum.
The actinomyces grains are, however, easily observed if the diseased tissue is carefully examined.
This organism, also called Streptothrix actinomyces, apparently stands midway between the bacteria and the molds.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd