biology. having radial symmetry.
botany. (of certain flowers, as the b-ttercup) divisible vertically into similar halves by each of a number of planes p-ssing through the axis.
(botany) (esp of a flower) having radial symmetry, as b-ttercups see also zygomorphic
relating to a flower that can be divided into equal halves along any diameter; radially symmetrical. the flowers of the rose and tulip are actinomorphic. compare zygomorphic.
any of several saprophytic, filamentous, anaerobic bacteria of the genus actinomyces, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and animals. historical examples when this was pulled away the pus beneath it showed the actinomyces grains to the naked eye. special report on diseases of cattle u.s. department of agriculture bollinger determined that the actinomyces […]
- Actinomyces bovis
actinomyces bovis actinomyces bovis actinomyces bo·vis (bō’vĭs) n. a species of actinomyces causing actinomycosis in cattle.
- Actinomyces israelii
actinomyces israelii actinomyces israelii actinomyces is·ra·e·li·i (ĭz’rā-ē’lē-ī) n. a species of actinomyces causing human actinomycosis.
actinomycetaceae actinomycetaceae ac·ti·no·my·ce·ta·ce·ae (āk’tə-nō-mī’sĭ-tā’sē-ē’) n. a family of non-spore-producing, nonmotile, mostly facultatively anaerobic bacteria containing gram-positive, non-acid-fast, predominantly diphtheroid cells that tend to form branched filaments.
actinomycetales actinomycetales ac·ti·no·my·ce·ta·les (āk’tə-nō-mī’sĭ-tā’lēz) n. an order of bacteria consisting of moldlike, rod-shaped, clubbed or filamentous forms that tend to form branching filaments.