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ac·tin·o·my·cete

 (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

(ˌæktɪnəʊmaɪˈsiːt)
n
(Microbiology) any bacterium of the group Actinomycetes, usually filamentous in form
[C20: from actino- + -mycete]

ac•tin•o•my•cete

(ækˌtɪn oʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌæk tə noʊ-)

n.
any of several rod-shaped or filamentous, aerobic or anaerobic bacteria of the phylum Chlamydobacteriae, or in some classification schemes, the order Actinomycetales, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and animals.
[1915–20]
ac•tin`o•my•ce′tous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.actinomycete - any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetalesactinomycete - any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
Actinomycetales, order Actinomycetales - filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria
streptomyces - aerobic bacteria (some of which produce the antibiotic streptomycin)
Translations
actinomycète
References in periodicals archive ?
Dermatophilosis also known as cutaneous streptothricosis, lumpy wool disease, mycotic dermatitis, proliferative dermatitis, rain scald, senkobo disease, strawberry foot root is an infectious actinomycetic disease of animals and also humans (Pal, 1995; Pal and Rao, 1998; Pal, 2007 and Radostits et al.
The biopsy specimen of an actinomycetic infection shows a central neutrophilic lobulated abscess that contains a number of granules surrounded by granulation tissue.