enterococcus

noun
en·tero·coc·cus | \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkä-kəs \
plural enterococci\ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -ˈkäk-(ˌ)(s)ē \

Definition of enterococcus 

: any of a genus (Enterococcus) of gram-positive bacteria that resemble streptococci and were formerly classified with them especially : a bacterium (E. faecalis) normally present in the intestine

Other words from enterococcus

enterococcal \ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkä-kəl \ adjective

First Known Use of enterococcus

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enterococcus

New Latin, genus name

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enterococcus

noun
en·tero·coc·cus | \ -ˈkäk-əs \

Medical Definition of enterococcus 

1 capitalized : a genus of gram-positive bacteria that resemble streptococci and were formerly classified with them

2 enterococci\-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -ˈkäk-(ˌ)(s)ē \ plural : any bacterium of the genus Enterococcus especially : one (E. faecalis) normally present in the intestine

Other words from enterococcus

enterococcal \-ˈkäk-əl \ adjective

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