sarcina

noun
sar·​ci·​na | \ ˈsär-si-nə How to pronounce sarcina (audio) \

Medical Definition of sarcina

1 capitalized : a genus of bacteria (family Peptococcaceae) that are gram-positive cocci, are mostly harmless saprophytes but include a few serious brewery pests, and have cells which under favorable conditions divide in three directions into cubical masses
2 plural sarcinas or sarcinae\ -​nē How to pronounce sarcinae (audio) \ : any bacterium of the genus Sarcina

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“Sarcina.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sarcina. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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