Definition of enterococcus
plural en·tero·coc·ciplay \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -ˈkäk-(ˌ)(s)ē\
: any of a genus (Enterococcus) of gram-positive bacteria that resemble streptococci and were formerly classified with them; especially : a bacterium (E. faecalis) normally present in the intestine
Origin of enterococcus
New Latin, genus name
First Known Use: 1908
Medical Definition of enterococcus
1 capitalized : a genus of gram-positive bacteria that resemble streptococci and were formerly classified with them
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