Actinomycetaceae

[ăk′tə-nō-mī′sĭ-tāsē-ē′]

n.

A family of non-spore-producing, nonmotile, mostly facultatively anaerobic bacteria containing gram-positive, non-acid-fast, predominantly diphtheroid cells that tend to form branched filaments.

Nearby words

  1. armigerous,
  2. armill,
  3. armilla,
  4. armillaria root rot,
  5. armillary,
  6. armillifer,
  7. arming,
  8. arming chest,
  9. arminian,
  10. arminianism


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