noun, plural strep·to·my·ces. Bacteriology.
any of several aerobic bacteria of the genus Streptomyces, certain species of which produce antibiotics.
Origin of streptomyces
< New Latin (1943), equivalent to strepto- strepto- + Greek mýkēs mushroom, fungus
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A genus of actinomycetes that are chiefly saprophytic soil forms, including several strains that produce antibiotics.
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