Streptococcus Strep`to*coc"cus, n.; pl. {Streptococci}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? pliant, curved + ? a grain, seed.] (Biol.) A long or short chain of micrococci, more or less curved. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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