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.

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