Definition of coagulase in English:

coagulase

Line breaks: co¦agu|lase
Pronunciation: /kəʊˈagjʊleɪz
 
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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.
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    • 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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