Meaning of actinomyces

ac•tin•o•my•ces

Pronunciation: (ak-tin"ō-mī'sēz, ak"tu-nō-), [key]
— pl. -ces.
  1. any of several saprophytic, filamentous, anaerobic bacteria of the genus Actinomyces, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and animals.
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