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noun sar·ci·na \ˈsär-si-nə\

Medical Definition of sarcina

  1. 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. 2plural sarcinas or sarcinae \-nē\play :  any bacterium of the genus Sarcina

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