American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal Staphylococcus.
- n. Staphylococcus bacteria and its infection.
- n. spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
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“Shakily, she picked her way carefully down the steps, wondering what the treatment would be like, and why she had never heard the word staph before.2”
“Anytime the term staph infection is mentioned in the fight game opponents and gym mates run for the hills.”
“Today, methicillin resistant staph is common – infection with methicillin-resistant staph is one of the most common complications from major surgery in American hospitals.”
“Although the word staph is never mentioned in this post, it is morbidly refreshing to hear this story come out about Tom Brady a few days after Kellen Winslow's statements about his infections.”
“Basically,these are patients who present more acutely ill with the lung infection often superimposed on various chronic illnesses and who have a higher incidence of certain microbes, namely staph aureus and various gram negative bacteria.”
“WHITFIELD: And now parents and health officials, well, they are on alert after a 12-year-old died from so-called staph superbug.”
“Well, parents and health officials, they're all on alert, after a 12-year-old dies from the so-called staph superbug.”
“A smiling seventh grader, now one of the latest victims of the so-called staph super bug.”
“The new study will focus on infections due to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, often referred to as a staph infection.”
“Staphylococcus aureus, also known as staph, or more literally, the golden cluster seed because of it's color and shape, is a spherical bacteria that usually resides on the skin or in the mucous membranes of humans and some animals.”
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