any of a genus (Streptomyces) of funguslike, chiefly soil bacteria: several species yield antibiotics
Origin of streptomycesModern Latin ; from Classical Greek streptos, twisted ; from strephein, to turn (see strophe) + myk?s, fungus (see myco-)
Any of various actinomycetes of the genus Streptomyces, found chiefly in soil and including several species that produce antibiotics.
Origin of streptomycesNew Latin Streptomyc&emacron;s, genus name : strepto– + Greek muk&emacron;s, fungus.
From Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„ÏÎµÏ€Ï„ÏŒÏ‚ (streptos, “twisted") +"Ž -myces