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Noun: staphylococcus (staphylococci)  ,sta-fu-lu'kó-kus or ,sta-fu-low'kó-kus
  1. Spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils, septicemia or infections
    - staphylococci, staph

Derived forms: staphylococci

Type of: cocci, coccus

Part of: genus Staphylococcus

Encyclopedia: Staphylococcus