Definitions of actinomycete
  1. noun
    any bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales
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    aerobic bacteria (some of which produce the antibiotic streptomycin)
    Streptomyces erythreus
    source of the antibiotic erythromycin
    Streptomyces griseus
    source of the antibiotic streptomycin
    Streptomyces scabies, potato scab bacteria
    cause of a potato disease characterized by brownish corky tissue
    type of:
    eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria
    a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
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