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coagulase

Syllabification: co·ag·u·lase
Pronunciation: /kōˈaɡyəˌlās, -ˌlāz
 
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Definition of coagulase in English:

noun

Biochemistry
A bacterial enzyme that brings about the coagulation of blood or plasma and is produced by disease-causing forms of staphylococcus.
Example sentences
  • Bacterial culture of biopsy specimens grew few coagulase negative staphylococci (which are thought to be contaminants), while fungal, viral, and legionella cultures of the specimens were all negative.
  • The clinical presentation of systemic infection, particularly with coagulase negative staphylococci, can be insidious.
  • The most common pathogens were coagulase negative staphylococci, escherichia coli, and Staphylococcus aureus.

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