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n. pl. streptomyces
Any of various actinomycetes of the genus Streptomyces, found chiefly in soil and including several species that produce antibiotics.
[New Latin Streptomycēs, genus name : strepto- + Greek mukēs, fungus.]
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(Biology) biology any bacterium which is a member of the genus Streptomyces, which includes some species useful in the production of antibiotics
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strep•to•my•ces(ˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ siz)
n., pl. -ces.
any of several aerobic bacteria of the genus Streptomyces, certain species of which produce antibiotics.
[< New Latin (1943), = strepto- + Greek mýkēs fungus]
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|Noun||1.||streptomyces - aerobic bacteria (some of which produce the antibiotic streptomycin)|
actinomycete - any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
genus Streptomyces - type genus of the family Streptomycetaceae
Streptomyces erythreus - source of the antibiotic erythromycin
Streptomyces griseus - source of the antibiotic streptomycin
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