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A genus of Gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic bacteria with rod-shaped and branching filamentous forms, which form part of the normal mucosal flora in mammals but may cause opportunistic infections. Also (in form actinomyces): a bacterium of this genus (also called ray fungus).
Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Actinomyces, genus name from classical Latin actīno- + scientific Latin myces.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.