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streptococcus

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noun strep·to·coc·cus \-ˈkäk-əs\

Medical Definition of streptococcus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of spherical or ovoid chiefly nonmotile and parasitic gram-positive bacteria (family Streptococcaceae) that divide only in one plane, occur in pairs or chains, and include important pathogens of humans and domestic animals

  2. 2plural strep·to·coc·ci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī\play play :  any bacterium of the genus Streptococcus; broadly :  a coccus occurring in chains




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