Actinomyces

Type: Term Pronunciation: ak′ti-nō-mī′sēz Definitions: 1. A genus of slow-growing, nonmotile, nonsporeforming, anaerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria (family Actinomycetaceae) containing gram-positive, irregularly staining filaments; diphtheroid cells may be predominant. They exhibit true branching while forming my...
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actinomyces

[n] - soil-inhabiting saprophytes and disease-producing plant and animal parasites
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actinomyces

<microbiology> A genus of gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria whose organisms are nonmotile. Filaments that may be present in certain species are either straight or wavy and may have swollen or clubbed heads. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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actinomyces

noun soil-inhabiting saprophytes and disease-producing plant and animal parasites
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Actinomyces

(ak″tĭ-no-mi´sēz) a genus of gram-negative, non–acid fast, nonmotile bacteria that form branched filaments. It includes A. israe´lii and A. naeslun´dii, both of which cause human actinomycosis and periodontal disease.
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actinomyces

(ak″tĭ-no-mi´sēz) an organism of the genus Actinomyces. adj., actinomycet´ic., adj.
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Actinomyces

(from the article `pneumonia`) ...variety of organic dusts. These pneumonias may occur following exposure to moldy hay or sugarcane, room humidifiers, and air-conditioning ducts, ...
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Actinomyces

Actinomyces (from Greek `actis` ray, beam and `mykes` mucus, fungus) is a genus of the actinobacteria class of bacteria. They are all Gram-positive. Actinomyces are facultatively anaerobic (except A. meyeri, a strict anaerobe). All species grow best under anaerobic conditions. Actinomyces species do not form endospores, and, while individual b...
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