staphyl-


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staphyl(o)-

 
word element [Gr.], uvula; resembling a bunch of grapes; staphylococci.

staphylo-

, staphyl-
Resemblance to a grape or a bunch of grapes, hence relating usually to staphylococci or, in older use, to the uvula palatina.
See also: uvulo-.
[G. staphylē, a bunch of grapes]

staphyl-, staphylo-

1 prefix meaning "grapelike clusters or conditions of the uvula": staphyloplasty, staphyloncus.
2 prefix meaning "a micrococcal infection": staphylolysin, staphyloderm.

staphylo-

, staphyl-
Combining forms indicating resemblance to a grape or a bunch of grapes, hence relating usually to staphylococci or to the uvula of the soft palate.
[G. staphylē, a bunch of grapes]