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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: am′ē-kō-la-top′sis


A genus of gram-positive, filamentous bacteria, defined as a separate genus in 1986, which tends to break up into square fragments; recovered from soil and vegetable matter; Amycolatopsis is rare human pathogen that has been recovered from various clinical specimens, including spinal fluid. The type species is Amycolatopsis orientalis.

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