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

 

staphylococcus

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌstæfɪləˈkɒkəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌstæfɪləˈkɑːkəs//
 
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a type of bacteria that can cause infections in some parts of the body such as the skin and eyes Word Originmodern Latin, from Greek staphulē ‘bunch of grapes’ + kokkos ‘berry’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: staphylococcus