Definition of streptococcus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

streptococcus

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌstreptəˈkɒkəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌstreptəˈkɑːkəs//
 
(pl. streptococci
BrE BrE//ˌstreptəˈkɒkaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌstreptəˈkɑːkaɪ//
 
)
(medical)
 
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a type of bacteria, some types of which can cause serious infections and illnesses
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: streptococcus