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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tin-oh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet, ak-tuh-noh-]
    • /ækˌtɪn oʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌæk tə noʊ-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-tin-oh-mahy-seet, -mahy-seet, ak-tuh-noh-]
    • /ækˌtɪn oʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌæk tə noʊ-/

Definitions of actinomycete word

  • noun actinomycete any bacterium of the group Actinomycetes, usually filamentous in form 3
  • noun actinomycete any of various bacteria (order Actinomycetales) with a branching, filamentous structure; esp., any of a family (Actinomycetaceae) of Gram-positive bacteria that are pathogenic to humans and animals 3
  • noun actinomycete any of several rod-shaped or filamentous, aerobic or anaerobic bacteria of the phylum Chlamydobacteriae, or in some classification schemes, the order Actinomycetales, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and animals. 1
  • noun actinomycete A bacterium of an order of typically nonmotile filamentous form . They include the economically important streptomycetes, and were formerly regarded as fungi. 1
  • noun actinomycete Any of various filamentous or rod-shaped bacteria, of the order Actinomycetales, that resemble fungi. Some actinomycetes are pathogens and some are sources of antibiotics. 0

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Origin of actinomycete

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
1915-20; probably through construal of New Latin Actinomycetes (plural of actinomyces) as an E plural noun; see -mycete

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actinomycete popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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