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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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Detection of biofilm formation, ica ADBC gene and investigation of toxin genes in Staphylococus spp.
Los halos de inhibicion fueron de 21.16 [+ o -] 3.12 mm para el metodo Kirby-Bauer y de 25.04 [+ o -] 2.71 mm para el metodo de pozos modificados de agar (t=-4.59; p=0.000), indicando que el metodo de pozos modificados de agar mostro mayor sensibilidad para el uso de miel de abeja de Apis mellifera contra la cepa bacteriana de Staphylococus aureus subsp.
Las infecciones metastasicas graves se presentan mas frecuentemente en infecciones producidas por Staphylococus aureus, que es uno de los microorganismos mas frecuentemente aislados (10-40%) (853).
Furthermore, xanthan gum EPSs have been shown to aid in the synthesis of Ag-NPs with enhanced catalytic properties and antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli and Staphylococus aureus [70].
It has also been estimated that around 90 strains of Staphylococus aureus are now resistant to penicillin and ampicillin.
El quitosano tiene varias propiedades, entre ellas la facilidad para su procesamiento lo que permite formar estructuras porosas y una actividad antibacterial intrinseca lo que permitio reducir la tasa de infeccion de la osteomielitis experimental, inducida por Staphylococus aureus en conejos.
coli e Staphylococus aureus foram obtidos resultados CIM ([mayor que o igual a] 1024 [micron]g/mL) tanto nas cepas padroes como multirressistentes de E.coli.
iv) as a proof of concept introduce orthogonal gene circuits to secrete peptides and enzymes capable of dissolving in vitro biofilms made by the lung pathogens Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococus aureus.
The antibacterial activity of TNTA and Zn-TNTA specimens was evaluated by zone of inhibition test using Staphylococus aureus (Gram positive bacteria) and Escherichia coli (Gram Negative bacteria).
coli, Klebsiella spp y Enterococcus spp, asi como Staphylococus spp y Streptococcus spp, fueron sensibles a ampicilina, a diferencia de lo encontrado en Chile, donde se reporta resistencia de S.