Arachnia


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Arachnia

[ə′rak·nē·ə]
(microbiology)
A genus of bacteria in the family Actinomycetaceae; branched diphtheroid rods and branched filaments form filamentous microcolonies; facultatively anaerobic; the single species is a human pathogen.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Other newer-found organisms include Arachnia, Klebsiella, mycobacterium tuberculosis, and E ikenella spp.
In man, it is usually caused by Actinomyces israelii and less often by Arachnia (Actinomyces) propionica, Actinomyces naeslundii, Actinomyces viscosus, and Actinomyces odontolyticus.
New and little known ricinuleids of the genus Cryptocellus (Arachnia, Ricinulei).
That is, until he falls down a hole to the center of the Earth and ends up in Arachnia, a land where a race of humans called Turandot are at war with giant insects called Insectors.
A meteorite and giant bugs lead two girls to experiment with their sexuality in Arachnia (mtivideo.com), while in Crime Scene (mtivideo.com), a butchy female detective hunting a sex killer elicits help from a bisexual sex therapist (who looks frighteningly like Sandy Duncan).
Societies and characters in Stars, with occasional exceptions, use the more inclusive and egalitarian Arachnia standard, a semantically expanded version of the language brought by the Web.