streptococcus

noun strep·to·coc·cus \ -ˈkä-kəs \

Definition of streptococcus

plural streptococci play \-ˈkä-ˌkī, -(ˌ)kē; -ˈkäk-ˌsī, -(ˌ)sē\
:any of a genus (Streptococcus) of spherical or ovoid chiefly nonmotile and parasitic gram-positive bacteria that divide only in one plane, occur in pairs or chains, and include important pathogens of humans and domestic animals; broadly :a coccus occurring in chains

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Origin and Etymology of streptococcus

New Latin


STREPTOCOCCUS Defined for English Language Learners

streptococcus

noun

Definition of streptococcus for English Language Learners

  • medical : a type of bacteria that causes diseases in people and animals


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streptococcus

noun strep·to·coc·cus \ -ˈkäk-əs \

medical Definition of streptococcus

1 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
2 plural streptococci play \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī\ :any bacterium of the genus Streptococcus; broadly :a coccus occurring in chains

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