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Medical Dictionary


noun strep·to·coc·cus \-ˈkäk-əs\

Medical Definition of STREPTOCOCCUS

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


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