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staph·y·lo·coc·cus

 (stăf′ə-lō-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. staph·y·lo·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī, -kŏk′ī)
Any of various spherical gram-positive parasitic bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus that usually occur in grapelike clusters and commonly cause skin infections such as cellulitis and impetigo and other infectious conditions and diseases.

staph′y·lo·coc′cal (-kŏk′əl), staph′y·lo·coc′cic (-kŏk′sĭk, -kŏk′ĭk) adj.

staphylococcus

(ˌstæfɪləʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒkaɪ; US -ˈkɒksaɪ)
(Microbiology) any spherical Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus, typically occurring in clusters and including many pathogenic species, causing boils, infection in wounds, and septicaemia: family Micrococcaceae. Often shortened to: staph
[C19: from staphylo- (in the sense: like a bunch of grapes) + coccus so called because of their shape]
staphylococcal, staphylococcic adj

staph•y•lo•coc•cus

(ˌstæf ə ləˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ)
any of several spherical bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus, occurring in pairs, tetrads, and irregular clusters, certain species of which, as S. aureus, are pathogenic.
[1885–90; < New Latin < Greek staphyl(ḗ) bunch of grapes + New Latin -coccus -coccus]
staph`y•lo•coc′cal (-ˈkɒk əl) staph`y•lo•coc′cic (-ˈkɒk sɪk) adj.

staph·y·lo·coc·cus

(stăf′ə-lō-kŏk′əs)
Plural staphylococci (stăf′ə-lō-kŏk′sī, stăf′ə-lō-kŏk′ī)
Any of various bacteria that are normally found on the skin and mucous membranes of warm-blooded animals. One kind of staphylococcus can cause infections in humans, especially in wounds.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.staphylococcus - spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
cocci, coccus - any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
genus Staphylococcus - includes many pathogenic species
Translations

staphylococcus

[ˌstæfɪləˈkɒkəs] N (staphylococci (pl)) [ˌstæfɪləˈkɒkaɪ]estafilococo m

Staph·y·lo·coc·cus

n. Gr. estafilococo.
1. especie de bacteria gram-positiva que puede causar diferentes clases de infecciones; incluye parásitos que se alojan en la piel y las mucosas;
2. término aplicado a cualquier micrococo patológico.
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Specific assays being produced include the Acu-Bot[TM], Acu-Ricin[TM] and Acu-PAPA[TM] SEB toxin assays for the identification of biologically active Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) A, Ricin, and Staphylococcus enterotoxin B (SEB).
The US food and drug administration said the bacteria staphylococcus enterotoxin which can cause food poisoning had been found in one of their labs.
(%) Bacterial Salmonella ([dagger]) 113 4 121 5 243 (24) Clostridium perfringens 19 7 17 14 57 (6) Escherichia coli, Shiga toxin-producing (STEC) 34 1 24 1 60 (6) ([section]) Campylobacter ([paragraph]) 13 2 21 4 40 (4) Bacillus ** 5 6 7 7 25 (2) Staphylococcus enterotoxin ([dagger] 4 7 5 3 19 (2) [dagger]) Shigella ([section] 3 0 5 0 8 (1) [section]) Clostridium botulinum 1 0 2 0 3 0 Other bacterial 0 2 0 0 2 0 Listeria ([paragraph] 2 0 7 0 9 (1) [paragraph]) Vibrio parahaemolyticus 2 0 2 3 7 (1) Vibrio other 0 0 1 0 1 0 Enterococcus faecalis 1 0 0 0 1 0 Escherichia coli, Enteropathogenic 0 0 1 0 1 0 Escherichia coli, Enterotoxigenic 2 0 0 1 3 0 Brucella sp.

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