from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various actinomycetes of the genus Streptomyces, including several strains that produce antibiotics.
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- n. Any of several bacteria, of the genus Streptomyces, found in soil, several of which produce antibiotics.
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- n. aerobic bacteria (some of which produce the antibiotic streptomycin)
New Latin Streptomycēs, genus name : strepto- + Greek mukēs, fungus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)