staph

noun \ ˈstaf \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of staph

: staphylococcus; also : an infection with staphylococci

Examples of staph in a Sentence

  1. a resistant strain of staph

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First Known Use of staph

circa 1933


STAPH Defined for English Language Learners

staph

noun

Definition of staph for English Language Learners

  • medical : a group of bacteria that cause many common illnesses (such as skin infections and food poisoning)


Medical Dictionary

staph

noun \ ˈstaf \

medical Definition of staph

: staphylococcus 2; also : an infection with staphylococci

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