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Leptothrix

- Noun

Having the form of a little chain; -- applied to bacteria when, as in multiplication by fission, they form a chain of filiform individuals.

- Noun

A genus of bacteria, characterized by having their filaments very long, slender, and indistinctly articulated.


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