Definitions

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  • noun Staphylococcus.

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  • noun Staphylococcus bacteria and its infection.

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  • noun spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections

Etymologies

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From staphylococcus

Examples

  • 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

    SUPERBUG

  • 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

    SUPERBUG

  • 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

    SUPERBUG

  • Anytime the term staph infection is mentioned in the fight game opponents and gym mates run for the hills.

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  • Anytime the term staph infection is mentioned in the fight game opponents and gym mates run for the hills.

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  • Today, methicillin resistant staph is common – infection with methicillin-resistant staph is one of the most common complications from major surgery in American hospitals.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    "Health care associated pneumonia" looks like a concept here to stay

  • WHITFIELD: And now parents and health officials, well, they are on alert after a 12-year-old died from so-called staph superbug.

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