(ak-tin-om' -i-sez) [aKztf. a ray; fiUKfjc, a fungus ; pi., actinomycetcs]. A vege- table parasite, the cause of the disease actino- mycosis. It is also called the ray-jungus. It probably belongs to the cladothlix group of schizomycetes. As seen in tissues it presents itself in the form of a roset of fine fila- ments clubbed at their outer ends; in the ACTINOMYCOSIS 26 ADAMRIEWICZ'S REACTION center are numerous coccus-like bodies, the spores of the organism.
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