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staph

Syllabification: staph
Pronunciation: /staf
 
/

Definition of staph in English:

noun

informal
1 Medicine Short for staphylococcus.
Example sentences
  • Staphylococcus aureus or staph is a bacteria that occasionally causes deadly infections.
  • Other normal inhabitants of the birth canal - staph, strep, diphtheroids, anaerobes, E. coli and Listeria - are other pathogens that may cause neonatal pneumonia.
  • The illness usually starts with a localized staph skin infection, but the staph bacteria manufacture a toxin that affects skin all over the body.
2 Entomology short for staphylinid.

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