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enterococcus

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noun en·tero·coc·cus \-ˈkä-kəs\

Definition of enterococcus

plural en·tero·coc·ciplay \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -ˈkäk-(ˌ)(s)ē\

  1. :  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

en·tero·coc·cal play \-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective


Origin of enterococcus

New Latin, genus name


First Known Use: 1908


Medical Dictionary

enterococcus

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noun en·tero·coc·cus \-ˈkäk-əs\

Medical Definition of enterococcus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of gram-positive bacteria that resemble streptococci and were formerly classified with them

  2. 2pl en·tero·coc·ci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -ˈkäk-(ˌ)(s)ē\play play :  any bacterium of the genus Enterococcus; especially :  one (E. faecalis) normally present in the intestine

  3. en·tero·coc·cal \-ˈkäk-əl\play adjective




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