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staph

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noun \ˈstaf\

Simple Definition of staph

  • medical : a group of bacteria that cause many common illnesses (such as skin infections and food poisoning)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of staph

Examples of staph in a sentence

  1. a resistant strain of staph



Circa 1933

First Known Use of staph

circa 1933


Medical Dictionary

staph

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noun \ˈstaf\

Medical Definition of staph

  1. :  staphylococcus 2; also :  an infection with staphylococci




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