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[strep-tuh-mahy-seez] /ˌstrɛp təˈmaɪ siz/
noun, plural streptomyces. Bacteriology.
any of several aerobic bacteria of the genus Streptomyces, certain species of which produce antibiotics.

Streptomyces Strep·to·my·ces (strěp’tə-mī’sēz)
A genus of actinomycetes that are chiefly saprophytic soil forms, including several strains that produce antibiotics.


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