Definition of Actinomyces

1. Noun. Soil-inhabiting saprophytes and disease-producing plant and animal parasites.

Generic synonyms: Eubacteria, Eubacterium, True Bacteria
Group relationships: Genus Actinomyces



Definition of Actinomyces

1. [n ACTINOMYCES]

Medical Definition of Actinomyces

1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actinomyces

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actinology
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actinomorphic
actinomorphies
actinomorphous
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actinomycelial
actinomyces (current term)
actinomyces viscosus
actinomycetaceae
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actinomycin C
actinomycin D
actinomycin F1
actinomycin lactonase
actinomycins

Literary usage of Actinomyces

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1. Report (1904)
"Gradually the term "actinomyces" has passed from designating a single ... Of late the tendency has been to supplant the term "actinomyces" by the term ..."

2. Manual of bacteriology by Robert Muir, James Ritchie (1913)
"It is, however, to be noted that the term " actinomyces," as originally used, ... The actinomyces grows in the tissues in the form of little round masses or ..."

3. Micro-organisms and Disease: An Introduction Into the Study of Specific by Edward Klein (1886)
"Each of these actinomyces-corpuscles appears homogeneous, and of a bright slightly ... These masses consist of what is called actinomyces (Bellinger), ..."

4. The Pathology and Differential Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases of Animals by Veranus Alva Moore (1916)
"There is considerable confusion regarding the genus actinomyces. The higher bacteria having filaments showing true branching and that form the so-called ..."

5. The Principles of Pathologic Histology by Frank Burr Mallory (1914)
"actinomyces The actinomyces produces progressive lesions of a chronic type, ... In the lung the actinomyces produces lobular pneumonia and abscesses from ..."

6. Text-book of General Pathology and Pathological Anatomy by Richard Thoma (1896)
"The most recent author on this subject, Bostroem, considers actinomyces as a special ... The colonies of the actinomyces may be seen with the naked eye as ..."

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