noun (plural staphylococci /-ˈkɒk(s)ʌɪ, -ˈkɒk(s)iː/)
A bacterium of a genus that includes many pathogenic kinds that cause pus formation, especially in the skin and mucous membranes.
- Genus Staphylococcus; Gram-positive cocci in clusters
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- Stallsafe is effective against salmonella, e-coli, staphylococcus, streptococcus, listeria and many more bacteria, molds & fungi.
- It can kill staphylococci, streptococci, salmonella, E-coli and MRSA.
- The only organisms isolated were diphtheroids, coagulase-negative staphylococci, and micrococci.
modern Latin, from Greek staphulē 'bunch of grapes' + kokkos 'berry'.
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- Common bacteria involved in brain abscesses include streptococcal and staphylococcal bacteria.
- The streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxins together with the staphylococcal enterotoxin build a large family of bacterial superantigens.
- Sputum and tissue cultures usually reveal staphylococcal or streptococcal organisms as causative pathogens.
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