staph

noun
\ˈstaf \

Definition of staph 

: staphylococcus also : an infection with staphylococci

Examples of staph in a Sentence

a resistant strain of staph

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Barker, according to the news outlet, is now suffering from staph and skin infections, in addition to battling blood clots. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker's recovery hits setback," 21 June 2018 District schools are cleaned regularly with a broad-spectrum micro-organism-killing solution that is effective against germs including those associated with flu, colds, staph, and MRSA, Daggett said. Jeanne Houck, Cincinnati.com, "Here's what Greater Cincinnati schools are doing about the flu," 23 Jan. 2018 Vibriosis is separate, however, from necrotizing fasciitis, commonly called a flesh-eating infection, which is caused by bacteria like group A strep, E. coli, and staph, according to the CDC. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "A Woman Died From 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria After Eating Raw Oysters. Here's What You Need to Know," 9 Jan. 2018 Mostly the ones that cause colds, flus and diarrhea, but also norovirus, staph, MRSA and more. Elisabeth Leamy, Sun-Sentinel.com, "The most germ-infested places you encounter every day," 19 Dec. 2017 Mostly the ones that cause colds, flus and diarrhea, but also norovirus, staph, MRSA and more. Elisabeth Leamy, Sun-Sentinel.com, "The most germ-infested places you encounter every day," 19 Dec. 2017 Mostly the ones that cause colds, flus and diarrhea, but also norovirus, staph, MRSA and more. Elisabeth Leamy, Sun-Sentinel.com, "The most germ-infested places you encounter every day," 19 Dec. 2017 Mostly the ones that cause colds, flus and diarrhea, but also norovirus, staph, MRSA and more. Elisabeth Leamy, chicagotribune.com, "The most germ-infested places you encounter every day," 14 Dec. 2017 For a start, the three initial strains of resistant staph all came from patients who had never been exposed to methicillin, and who were treated in a hospital that had only ever used the drug once. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Bacteria Can Evolve Resistance to Drugs Before Those Drugs Are Used," 30 Oct. 2017

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circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

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staph

noun

English Language Learners Definition of staph

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

staph

noun
\ˈstaf \

Medical Definition of staph 

: staphylococcus sense 2 also : an infection with staphylococci

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