Definition of staphylococcus noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

staphylococcus

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌstæfələˈkɑkəs//
 
(medical)(informal staph
NAmE//stæf//
 
)
 
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a type of bacteria that can cause infections in some parts of the body such as the skin and eyes
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