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Noun: streptococcus (streptococci)  ,strep-tu'kó-kus
  1. Spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
    - streptococci, strep

Derived forms: streptococci

Type of: eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria

Part of: genus Streptococcus

Encyclopedia: Streptococcus, group B