[ strep-tuh-mahy-seez ]
/ ˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ siz /
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noun, plural strep·to·my·ces.Bacteriology.
any of several aerobic bacteria of the genus Streptomyces, certain species of which produce antibiotics.
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Origin of streptomyces
<New Latin (1943), equivalent to strepto-strepto- + Greek mýkēs mushroom, fungus
Words nearby streptomyces
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Medical definitions for streptomyces
[ strĕp′tə-mī′sēz ]
A genus of actinomycetes that are chiefly saprophytic soil forms, including several strains that produce antibiotics.
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