staphylococcus

staphylococcus (pl. staphylococci), 1887, Mod.L., the genus name, coined (on model of STREPTOCOCCUS (Cf. streptococcus)) in 1882 by Scottish surgeon and bacteriologist Alexander Ogston (1844-1929), from Gk. staphyle "bunch of grapes" (see STAFF (Cf. staff)) + Mod.L. coccus "spherical bacterium," from Gk. kokkos "berry, grain." So called because the bacteria usually bunch together in irregular masses.

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  • staphylococcus — [staf΄ə lō käk′əs] n. pl. staphylococci [staf΄ə lōkäk′sī΄] [ModL: see STAPHYLO & COCCUS] any of a genus (Staphylococcus) of spherical, Gram positive bacteria that generally occur in irregular clusters or short chains: the pathogenic species (esp …   English World dictionary

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  • staphylococcus — ► NOUN (pl. staphylococci) ▪ a bacterium of a genus including many kinds that cause pus to be formed. DERIVATIVES staphylococcal adjective. ORIGIN from Greek staphul bunch of grapes + kokkos berry …   English terms dictionary

  • Staphylococcus — Not to be confused with Streptococcus. Staphylococcus SEM micrograph of S. aureus colonies; note the grape like clustering common to Staphylococcus species. Scientif …   Wikipedia

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