sar·​ci·​na ˈsär-si-nə How to pronounce sarcina (audio)
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
plural sarcinas or sarcinae -nē How to pronounce sarcina (audio) : any bacterium of the genus Sarcina

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“Sarcina.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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