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Noun: actinomycete  ,ak-ti-now'mI,seet
  1. Any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales

Derived forms: actinomycetes

Type of: eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria

Part of: Actinomycetales, order Actinomycetales

Encyclopedia: Actinomycete