noun (plural streptococci) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1877 any of a genus (Streptococcus) of spherical or ovoid chiefly nonmotile and parasitic gram-positive bacteria that divide only in one plane, occur in pairs or chains, and include important pathogens of humans and domestic animals; broadly a coccus occurring in chains

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  • Streptococcus — pneumoniae Systematik Domäne: Bakterien Abteilung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Streptococcus — ? Streptococcus Научная классификация Царство: Бактерии Тип: Класс: Bacilli …   Википедия

  • Streptococcus — género de cocos grampositivos inmóviles, clasificados por tipos serológicos (grupos de Lancefield de A a T), por su acción hemolítica (alfa, beta, gamma) cuando crecen en agar sangre y por su reacción a virus bacterianos (fagotipos 1 a 86).… …   Diccionario médico

  • streptococcus — [strep΄tə käk′əs] n. pl. streptococci [strep΄təkäk′sī΄] [ModL < Gr streptos, twisted (see STREPTOMYCES) + COCCUS] any of a genus (Streptococcus) of spherical, Gram positive bacteria that divide in only one plane and occur generally in chains:… …   English World dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Streptococcus — См. Стрептококки (Источник: «Словарь терминов микробиологии») …   Словарь микробиологии

  • Streptococcus — Billroth, Gattung der Kugelbakterien, runde Zellen ohne Bewegungsorgane, die sich nur nach einer Richtung des Raumes teilen. Nach der Teilung bilden die Zellen, indem sie sich voneinander trennen, perlschnurartige Ketten. S. erysipelatos… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Streptocóccus — Streptocóccus, runde Bakterienformen (Kokken, s. Kokkus), die sich ketten oder perlschnurartig aneinanderreihen (Kettenkokken [Tafel: Bakterien, 1]) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Streptococcus — vgl. Streptokokke …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • streptococcus — (n.) bacteria genus, 1877, Modern Latin, coined by Viennese surgeon Albert Theodor Billroth (1829 1894) from Gk. streptos twisted + Mod.L. coccus spherical bacterium, from Gk. kokkos berry. So called because the bacteria usually form chains …   Etymology dictionary

  • streptococcus — ► NOUN (pl. streptococci) ▪ a bacterium of a large genus including those causing scarlet fever, pneumonia, souring of milk, and dental decay. DERIVATIVES streptococcal adjective. ORIGIN from Greek streptos twisted …   English terms dictionary

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