noun (plural enterococci /-ˈkɒk(s)ʌɪ, -k(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).
More 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.
Definition of enterococcus in:
- The US English dictionary