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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various spherical gram-positive parasitic bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus that usually occur in grapelike clusters and commonly cause skin infections such as cellulitis and impetigo and other infectious conditions and diseases.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An invalid generic name applied to certain species of pus-forming bacteria, of which Micrococcus (‘Staphylococcus’) pyogenes is the most common.
  • noun Any member of this group which is characterized by having the cells arranged in irregular groups.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A spherical gram-positive parasitic bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus, causing blisters, septicemia, and other infections

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

staphylo- + -coccus

Examples

  • MRSA is a specific strain of staphylococcus, which is a normal bacteria that just about everyone has, and is passed through both direct and indirect contact, Stephens County Health Department R.N. Lisa Caton said.

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  • MRSA is a specific strain of staphylococcus, which is a normal bacteria that just about everyone has, and is passed through both direct and indirect contact, Stephens County Health Department R.N. Lisa Caton said.

    EMSResponder.com: Top EMS News

  • Philip Tierno, a professor of microbiology and pathology at the New York University School of Medicine and author of the book, ‘The Secret Life of Germs’, said bacteria from the skin, such as staphylococcus, could be found on clothing and towels.

    Your Dirty Laundry is Dirtier than you Think | Impact Lab

  • Philip Tierno, a professor of microbiology and pathology at the New York University School of Medicine and author of the book, ‘The Secret Life of Germs’, said bacteria from the skin, such as staphylococcus, could be found on clothing and towels.

    Your Dirty Laundry is Dirtier than you Think | Impact Lab

  • Kidney specialist David Johnson said honey also had an advantage over the commonly used antibiotic ointment, mupirocin, in that hospital “superbugs” such as staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as Golden Staph, had not developed resistance to it.

    Honey used as an Antibiotic | Impact Lab

  • Studies in China show a "frightening" increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus bacteria, also know as MRSA.

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  • As well as mycobacteria, there are other microbes that can be found in water and soil and are associated with respiratory disease in humans, such as staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria, but these were less common.

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  • The researchers noted that most pets do not carry MRSA -- in fact, one study found that just one in every 10 dogs or cats that carried any kind of staphylococcus carried the S. aureus strain.

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  • Disease-causing organisms such as staphylococcus aureus and pneumonia-causing bacteria have been detected in paper bills.

    CNN.com

  • As well as mycobacteria, there are other microbes that can be found in water and soil and are associated with respiratory disease in humans, such as staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria, but these were less common.

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