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Related to staph: Mrsa
staphylococcus, a parasitic bacteria: a staph infection
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staff – a pole or stick; personnel: The entire staff will attend the conference.
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a short form of staphylococcus
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|Noun||1.||staph - spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections|
genus Staphylococcus - includes many pathogenic species
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