HyperDic: streptomyces

English > 1 sense of the word streptomyces:
NOUNanimalstreptomycesaerobic bacteria (some of which produce the antibiotic streptomycin)
English > streptomyces: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningaerobic bacteria (some of which produce the antibiotic streptomycin).
Member ofgenus Streptomycestype genus of the family Streptomycetaceae
NarrowerStreptomyces erythreussource of the antibiotic erythromycin
Streptomyces griseussource of the antibiotic streptomycin
potato scab bacteria, Streptomyces scabiesCause of a potato disease characterized by brownish corky tissue
BroaderactinomyceteAny bacteria (some of which are pathogenic for humans and animals) belonging to the order Actinomycetales

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