Definition of enterococcus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛntərəʊˈkɒk(ə)s/

noun (plural enterococci /ˌɛntərəʊˈkɒk(s)ʌɪ/ /ˌɛntərəʊˈk(s)iː/)

A streptococcus of a group that occurs naturally in the intestine but causes inflammation and blood infection if introduced elsewhere in the body (e.g. by injury or surgery).
  • Genus Streptococcus (or Enterococcus); Gram-positive cocci.
Example sentences
  • Streptococci and enterococci are the most frequent pathogens causing infective endocarditis.
  • It has been approved for certain gram-positive infections including certain drug-resistant enterococcus, staphylococcus, and pneumococcus strains.
  • Based on the first reports of resistant strains of streptococci and enterococci, we predicted that these bacteria would also become significant medical problems in future.

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