actinomyces definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. actinomyces
Any of various filamentous, mostly anaerobic microorganisms of the genus Actinomyces, which includes the causative agents of actinomycosis.
Origin: New Latin Actīnomycēs, genus name : actino- + Greek mukēs, fungus.
actinomyces - Medical Definition
A genus of nonmotile, non-spore-producing, anaerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria pathogenic to humans.