Definition of Leptothrix

1. n. A genus of bacteria, characterized by having their filaments very long, slender, and indistinctly articulated.



2. a. Having the form of a little chain; -- applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form a chain of filiform individuals.

Medical Definition of Leptothrix

1. A genus of bacteria, characterised by having their filaments very long, slender, and indistinctly articulated. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Small + hair. Having the form of a little chain; applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form chain of filiform individuals. See: Leptothrix. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leptothrix

leptospiral
leptospiral jaundice
leptospire
leptospires
leptospiroses
leptospirosis
leptospirosis icterohemorrhagica
leptospirotic
leptospiruria
leptosporangiate
leptosporangium
leptostraca
leptotene
leptotenes
leptothricosis
leptothrix (current term)
leptus
leptynite
leptynites
lerdelimumab
lere
lered
leres
leresis
lergotrile
leriche's syndrome
lering
lermontovite
lernaea
lernaeacea

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