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actinomycete ac·ti·no·my·cete (āk'tə-nō-mī'sēt', -mī-sēt')

  1. Any of various filamentous or rod-shaped, often pathogenic microorganisms of the genus Actinomyces.

  2. A member of the the family Actinomycetaceae.

  3. A member of the order Actinomycetales.

ac'ti·no·my·ce'tous adj.
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