staphylococcal food poisoning
(staf"i-lo-kok\'al)
A type of food poisoning caused by ingestion of improperly stored or cooked food in which Staphylococcus aureus has grown. The bacteria produce exotoxins that accumulate in the food.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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