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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ak′ti-nō-mī-sē-tā′lēz

Definition: An order of bacteria consisting of moldlike, rod-shaped, clubbed, or filamentous forms with decided tendency to true branching, without endospores, but sometimes developing conidia; it includes the families Mycobacteriaceae, Actinomycetaceae, and Nocardiaceae.

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