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streptomyces

[strep-tuh-mahy-seez] /ˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ siz/
noun, plural streptomyces. Bacteriology
1.
any of several aerobic bacteria of the genus Streptomyces, certain species of which produce antibiotics.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1943), equivalent to strepto- strepto- + Greek mýkēs mushroom, fungus
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streptomyces in Medicine

Streptomyces Strep·to·my·ces (strěp'tə-mī'sēz)
n.
A genus of actinomycetes that are chiefly saprophytic soil forms, including several strains that produce antibiotics.

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