Definition of Actinomycete

1. Noun. Any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales.

Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Generic synonyms: Eubacteria, Eubacterium, True Bacteria
Group relationships: Actinomycetales, Order Actinomycetales
Specialized synonyms: Streptomyces
Derivative terms: Actinomycetal, Actinomycetous



Definition of Actinomycete

1. Noun. Any of various filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria, of the order Actinomycetales, that resemble fungi. Some actinomycetes are pathogens and some are sources of antibiotics. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Actinomycete

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actinomycete

actinometric
actinometrical
actinometries
actinometry
actinomorphic
actinomorphies
actinomorphous
actinomorphy
actinomycelial
actinomyces
actinomyces viscosus
actinomycetaceae
actinomycetal
actinomycetales
actinomycetales infections
actinomycete (current term)
actinomycetes
actinomycetous
actinomycin
actinomycin C
actinomycin D
actinomycin F1
actinomycin lactonase
actinomycins
actinomycoma
actinomycoses
actinomycosis
actinomycotic
actinomycotic appendicitis
actinomyxidian

Literary usage of Actinomycete

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biotechnology: Plant Nutrition: A Bibliography, January 1988-April 1993 by Janet Saunders (1994)
"... Genetic transformation Abstract: Protoplast fusion was used for the creation of a novel actinomycete capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen. ..."

2. Niosh Manual of Analytical Methods: Sampling and Analytical Methods for edited by Peter M. Eller (1994)
"Fungal and actinomycete spores as pollutants of the workplace and occupational allergens. Ann Occup Hyg 32(4):515-533. Lee RE, Harris K, Akland G []. ..."

3. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Bone destruction is observed by day 42 and severe periodontal destruction by day 92 after induction of periodontal disease with actinomycete strains from ..."

4. Treating Infectious Diseases in a Microbial World: Report of Two Workshops by National Research Council, Bls, National Academies Press (U.S.), ebrary, Inc (2006)
"... which inhibits folate biosynthesis in MRSA; the molecule is produced by the rare actinomycete ..."

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