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staphylococcus

staph·y·lo·coc·cus

staphylococcus

 
pronunciation:
stae f l ka ks
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: staphylococci
definition: any of various spherical bacteria that occur in clusters and can cause boils, abscesses, and other infections in humans.
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derivations: staphylococcal (adj.), staphylococcic (adj.)