Streptococcus

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See also: streptococcus

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From English strepto- (shaped like a twisted chain) +‎ -coccus (spherical bacteria), from Ancient Greek στρεπτός (streptós, twisted, pliant) +‎ κόκκος (kókkos, grain, seed), for the bacteria grow in chains or pairs.

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Streptococcus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Streptococcaceae – the streptococcus bacteria.

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