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staphylococcus


staphylococcus

noun staph·y·lo·coc·cus \ˌstaf-ə-lō-ˈkäk-əs\

Definition of STAPHYLOCOCCUS

1
capitalized :  a genus of nonmotile gram-positive spherical bacteria that is placed in either of two families (Staphylococcaceae or Micrococcaceae), contains forms occurring singly, in pairs or tetrads, or in irregular clusters, and includes causative agents of various diseases and disorders (as food poisoning, skin infections, and endocarditis)
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plural staph·y·lo·coc·ci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī\ :  any bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus; broadly :  micrococcus 2
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