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Meaning of STREPTOCOCCUS

Pronunciation:  `streptu'kâkus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  spherical gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
 

STREPTOCOCCUS is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: strep, streptococci
 
 See Also: eubacteria, eubacterium, genus Streptococcus, true bacteria

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Strep`to*coc"cus\, n.; pl. {Streptococci}. [NL.,
fr. Gr. ? pliant, curved + ? a grain, seed.] (Biol.)
A long or short chain of micrococci, more or less curved.





 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Streptococcus is a genus of spherical, nonmotile, Gram-positive bacteria that grown in pairs or chains; its members cause diseases such as strep throat, tonsillitis, bacterial pneumonia, scarlet fever and rheumatic fever.
 

 

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