Definition of staph in English:

staph

Line breaks: staph
Pronunciation: /staf
 
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noun

informal
Short for staphylococcus.
More example sentences
  • Staphylococcus aureus or staph is a bacteria that occasionally causes deadly infections.
  • Other normal inhabitants of the birth canal - staph, strep, diphtheroids, anaerobes, E. coli and Listeria - are other pathogens that may cause neonatal pneumonia.
  • The illness usually starts with a localized staph skin infection, but the staph bacteria manufacture a toxin that affects skin all over the body.

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