Leptothrix


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Lep´to`thrix

    (lĕp´tô`thrĭks)
n.1.(Biol.) A genus of bacteria, characterized by having their filaments very long, slender, and indistinctly articulated.
a.1.(Biol.) Having the form of a little chain; - applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form a chain of filiform individuals.
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Of 60 cases of conventional Pap smears, majority were inflammatory (17 cases) and NILM (17 cases), other cases included BV (4 cases), TV (5 cases), HSIL (3 cases), LSIL (2 cases), AGUS (1 case), atrophic (1 case), Leptothrix (1 case), Herpes (1 case), HPV (1 case) and 7 cases were unsatisfactory.
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In addition, an uncommon group of bacterial genera including Rhodopseudomonas, Bdellovibrio, Opitutus, Spartobacteria, Leptothrix, and Nitrospira were identified.