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n. pl. strep·to·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī, -kŏk′ī)
Any of various round gram-positive bacteria of the genus Streptococcus that occur in pairs or chains and can cause various infections in humans, including strep throat, erysipelas, and scarlet fever.

strep·to·coc·cal (-kŏk′əl), strep·to·coc·cic (-kŏk′sĭk, -kŏk′ĭk) adj.
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Noun1.streptococci - spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chainsstreptococci - spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Streptococcus - a genus of bacteria
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Pathogenic Streptococci: From Genomics to Systems Biology and Control
Summary: Multiple coastal sites around Beirut have 50 times or more the level of the bacteria streptococci that is considered safe by the World Health Organization, indicating that the waters may be dangerous to swim in, according to a study published Tuesday.
Antimicrobial and anti-virulence activity of capsaicin against erythromycin-resistant, cell-invasive group a streptococci. Front.
[10] Besides, haemolytic streptococci, Enterococcus spp.
In 1961, Frenkel and Hirsch described strains of streptococci isolated from cases of bacterial endocarditis that grew only in the presence of other bacteria, around which they formed satellite colonies, or in media enriched with sulfhydryl compounds, such as cysteine.
Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis (SDSE, Streptococcus group C or G) belongs to the group of betahemolytic Streptococci. Groups C and G Streptococci are often also referred to as pyogenic Streptococci because they are genetically close to Streptococcus pyogenes [1].
Streptococcus mitis is an alpha-hemolytic species belonging to the family of viridans group streptococci (VGS).
GBS distinction from other streptococci was based on biochemical reactions including resistance to bacitracin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (SXT), sodium hippurate hydrolysis, and positive CAMP test (2,4,9, 19-22)
Group C streptococci, according to Lancefield's work of 1933, belong to Gram-positive bacteria, catalase-negative and facultative anaerobes [1-4].
The early oral microbiota occurring within several hours following delivery is composed of viridans streptococci and Streptococcus salivarius (S.
Group G [beta]-hemolytic streptococci were first identified by Lancefield and Hare in 1935 and were not considered to be pathogenic organisms.
She was therefore given IV ceftriaxone, since beta-lactams have higher efficacy against streptococci than vancomycin.