noun, plural ac·tin·o·my·ces. Bacteriology.
Origin of actinomyces
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Historical Examples of 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
The actinomyces gain access to the bone through a carious tooth or through the gum.
This organism, also called Streptothrix actinomyces, apparently stands midway between the bacteria and the molds.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
The tumors and abscesses wherever they may be are all found to be the same in origin by the presence of the actinomyces fungus.
The actinomyces grains are, however, easily observed if the diseased tissue is carefully examined.