Leptothrix

Leptothrix
A now invalid genus of sheathed organisms closely related to the genus Sphaerotilus found in fresh water.

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lep·to·thrix 'lep-tə-.thriks n
1) cap a genus of sheathed filamentous bacteria of uncertain taxonomic affiliation that often have the sheath encrusted with oxides of iron or manganese see LEPTOTRICHIA
2) pl lep·to·trich·ia .lep-tə-'trik-ē-ə also lep·tot·ri·ches lep-'tä-trə-.kēz any bacterium of the genus Leptothrix

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