noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A bacterial enzyme which brings about the coagulation of blood or plasma and is produced by disease-causing forms of staphylococcus.
- 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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