Group B


Group B

noun

Definition of GROUP B

:  any of various strains of a streptococcus (Streptococcus agalactiae) that include the causative agents of certain infections (as pneumonia and meningitis) especially of newborn infants <Group B streptococcal infections>

First Known Use of GROUP B

1965

Group B

noun \-ˈbē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GROUP B

: the Lancefield group of usually beta-hemolytic streptococci that comprises all strains of a species of the genus Streptococcus (S. agalactiae) and that includes the causative agents of certain infections (as septicemia, pneumonia, and meningitis) especially of newborn infants—usually used attributively <affected with Group B strep>; compare group a

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