noun (plural staphylococci) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek staphylē bunch of grapes + New Latin -coccus Date: 1887 any of a genus (Staphylococcus) of nonmotile gram-positive spherical bacteria that occur singly, in pairs or tetrads, or in irregular clusters and include causative agents of various diseases (as skin infections, food poisoning, and endocarditis)

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  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

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