Lep"to*thrix (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. small + hair.] Biol.

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


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Lep"to*thrix, a. [See Leptothrix, n. ] Biol.

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


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