actinomycete

ac•tin•o•my•cete
[[t]ækˌtɪn oʊˈmaɪ sit, -maɪˈsit, ˌæk tə noʊ-[/t]] n.
mcr any of several rod-shaped or filamentous, aerobic or anaerobic bacteria of the phylum Chlamydobacteriae, or in some classification schemes, the order Actinomycetales, certain species of which are pathogenic for humans and animals
Etymology: 1915–20 ac•tin`o•my•ce′tous, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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