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actinomycete

 [ak″tĭ-no-mi´sēt]
a moldlike bacterium (order Actinomycetales) occurring as elongated, frequently filamentous cells, with a branching tendency. adj., adj actinomycet´ic.

actinomycete

(ăk-tĭn′ō-mī′sēt, ăk′tə-nō-)
n.
Any of various spore-forming, chiefly filamentous bacteria of the order Actinomycetales that are abundant in soil. Some species produce natural antibiotics, and some are human pathogens.

actinomycete

(ak″tĭ-nō-mī′sēt″) [ Actinomyces]
Any bacterium of the order Actinomycetales.
actinomycetic (-mī-sēt′ĭk), adjectiveactinomycetous (-mī-sēt′ŭs)

actinomycete

a mold-like bacterium (order Actinomycetales) occurring as elongated, frequently filamentous cells, with a branching tendency.