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 (ăk-tĭn′ō-mī′sēz, ăk′tə-nō-)
n. pl. actinomyces
Any of various rod-shaped or filamentous, chiefly anaerobic bacteria of the genus Actinomyces, commonly found in the mammalian oral cavity and including pathogenic species, such as the causative agents of actinomycosis.

[New Latin Actīnomycēs, genus name : actino- + Greek mukēs, fungus.]


a genus of bacteria that causes disease in humans and improves soil ecology


(ækˌtɪn oʊˈmaɪ siz, ˌæk tə noʊ-)

n., pl. -ces.
any of several filamentous, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Actinomyces, certain species of which are pathogenic.
[< New Latin (1877) = Greek aktino- actino- + mýkēs fungus]
ac•tin`o•my•ce′tal, adj.
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Noun1.actinomyces - soil-inhabiting saprophytes and disease-producing plant and animal parasitesactinomyces - soil-inhabiting saprophytes and disease-producing plant and animal parasites
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Actinomyces - type genus of the family Actinomycetaceae
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Se ensayaron siete cepas Gram positivas: Streptococcus mutans (ATCC 35668), Staphylococcus aureus (ATcC 12398), Staphylococcus epidermidis (ATCC 35984), Staphylococcus epidermidis (donada por la FES Cuautitlan), Staphylococcus epidermidis (ATCC 12228, donada por la Clinica Universitaria de Salud Integral (CUSI), Iztacala), Actinomyces viscosus (WFCC 449), Enterococcus faecalis (CDBB-B1533) y siete cepas Gram negativas: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CDBB-B-999), Pantoea agglomerans (CDBB-B-959), Enterobacter aerogenes (CDBBB-958), Proteus miriabilis (caso clinico, donada por el Hospital Angeles), Escherichia coli (caso clinico, donada por la CUSI-Iztacala), Vibrio cholerae (caso clinico) y Vibrio cholerae (CDC V12 (El Tor)).
rotunda to contain panduratin A, an active compound that is able to reduce the spread of Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sanguis and Actinomyces viscosus in human mouth (Yanti et al.
Hay, Human Salivary Acidic Proline-Rich Proteins and Statherin Promote the Attachment of Actinomyces Viscosus ly7 to Apatitic Surfaces, infect.
Inoculations or injections of various periodontal pathogens such as Prophyromonas gingivalis, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Capnocytophaga, Eikenella corrodens, Actinomyces viscosus, and Streptoccocus sobrinus can induce periodontal lesions.
Test Result Comment Catalase Negative Excludes Nocardia, Nocardiopsis, Streptomyces, Mycobacterium fortuitum, Bifidobacterium dentium, Actinomyces neuii, Actinomyces viscosus Nitrate reduction Positive Excludes Actinomyces turicensis, Actinomyces radingae, Actinomyces europaeus Colony pigment/ color Grayish-white Excludes Actinomyces Non-pigmented odontolyticus Colony texture Rough Excludes Actinomyces naeslundii (geno.
Adsorbed salivary proline-rich protein 1 and statherin: receptors for type 1 fimbriae of Actinomyces viscosus T14V-J1 on apatitic surfaces.
In man, it is usually caused by Actinomyces israelii and less often by Arachnia (Actinomyces) propionica, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces viscosus, and Actinomyces odontolyticus.
nucleatum, Actinomyces viscosus, Aggregatibacter actionmycetemcomitans, Streptococcus mutans, Campylobacter rectus and Tannerella forsythia.
For example, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus sanguis, Actinomyces viscosus, and Bacteroides gingivalis mainly colonize the teeth; Streptococcus salivarius mainly colonizes the dorsal aspect of the tongue; and Streptococcus mitis is found on both buccal and tooth surfaces.