actinomycetous
actinomycetous actinomycetous adj. 1. of or pertaining to actinomycetes.

Syn: actinomycetal [WordNet 1.5]


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  • actinomycetous — See actinomycetal. * * * …   Universalium

  • actinomycetous — ac·ti·no·my·ce·tous …   English syllables

  • actinomycetous — adjective of or belonging to the actinomycetes • Syn: ↑actinomycetal • Pertains to noun: ↑actinomycete, ↑actinomycete (for: ↑actinomycetal) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • actinomycetal — adjective of or belonging to the actinomycetes • Syn: ↑actinomycetous • Pertains to noun: ↑actinomycete (for: ↑actinomycetous), ↑actinomycete • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nocardia — A genus of aerobic actinomycetes (family Nocardiaceae, order Actinomycetales), higher bacteria, containing weakly acid fast, slender rods or filaments, frequently swollen and occasionally branched, forming a mycelium. Coccus or bacillary forms… …   Medical dictionary

  • nocardia — A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the genus N.. * * * no·car·dia nō kärd ē ə n 1) cap a genus of aerobic actinomycetous bacteria that form limited mycelia which tend to break up into rod shaped cells and occas. form spores by… …   Medical dictionary

  • Whipple's disease — also Whipple disease n a rare malabsorption syndrome that is caused by an actinomycetous fungus (Tropheryma whippelli) in the mucous membrane of the intestine, that affects primarily the small intestine but becomes more generalized affecting esp …   Medical dictionary

  • apothecium — ap·o·the·ci·um (ap″o theґse əm) an open or expanded fruiting body seen in lichens and actinomycetous fungi (see ascocarp), having asci contained on its exposed surface …   Medical dictionary

  • actinomycete — [ak΄tə nō΄mī′sēt΄, ak΄tə nō΄mī sēt′] n. [< ModL < ACTINO + MYCETE] any of various bacteria (order Actinomycetales) with a branching, filamentous structure; esp., any of a family (Actinomycetaceae) of Gram positive bacteria that are… …   English World dictionary

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