enterococcus

noun en·tero·coc·cus \ ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkä-kəs \

Definition of enterococcus

plural enterococci play \ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī, -ˈkäk-(ˌ)(s)ē\
: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

enterococcal

play \ˌen-tə-rō-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of enterococcus

New Latin, genus name


Medical Dictionary

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

enterococcal

play \-ˈkäk-əl\ adjective

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