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streptococcus

strep·to·coc·cus

streptococcus

 
pronunciation:
strep t ka ks
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: streptococci
definition: any of several round or oval bacteria that occur in pairs or chains, some of which cause disease or infection in humans and animals.
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derivation: streptococcal (adj.)