Streptococcus

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Translingual[edit]

Streptococcus
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Etymology[edit]

Morphologically a compound of strepto- +‎ -coccus. They grow in chains or pairs, thus the name — from Ancient Greek στρεπτός (streptós, twisted, pliant), like a chain.

Proper noun[edit]

Streptococcus m

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

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