leptothrix definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of micro-organisms, described as having their particular filaments very long, slender, and indistinctly articulated.
    • several micro-organisms initially considered to be a genus, comprising those getting the kind of an unbranched non-spiral filament, composed of cylindrical cells joined end to end.
    • [lowercase] Any bacterium having this kind.
  • adjective:
    • Having the form of some sequence; -- placed on bacteria whenever, as with multiplication by fission, they form a chain of filiform individuals.

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