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(staf'i-lō-kok'sī), Avoid the mispronunciation staf-i-lō-kok'ī.
Plural of staphylococcus.


Plural of staphylococcus.
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(staf?i-lo-kok'us) (-kok'si?) plural.staphylococci [Gr. staphyle, a bunch of grapes + coccus]
Any bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus. staphylococcalstaphylococcic (-kok'al) (-kok'sik), adjective
See: Staphylococcus; illustration
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Detection of mecA, mecR1 and mecI genes among clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant staphylococci by combined polymerase chain reactions.
Potential spread of multidrug-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci through healthcare waste.
Although most cases of infection are caused by Staphylococcus aureus, other coagulase-positive staphylococci species can also produce enterotoxins which can lead to food poisoning.
Catalase- positive gram-positive cocci were labelled as staphylococci and subjected to slide coagulase and deoxyribonuclease (DNase) test.
Staphylococci are the most common cause of skin and soft tissues infections, the most common cause of nosocomial cases of pneumonia and surgical wound infections,1 endocarditis in patients with prosthetic valves2 and of nosocomial bloodstream infections.
FAME has been used to identify staphylococci to the subspecies level [5].
Such dermatological infections in companion canines has been implicated as a major source of evolution of antibiotic resistant strains of Staphylococci by medical community in United States.

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