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(strep'tō-kok'sī), Avoid the mispronunciation strep-tō-kok'ī.
Plural of streptococcus.
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Plural of streptococcus.
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Streptococcus (plural, streptococci)

A genus of spherical-shaped anaerobic bacteria occurring in pairs or chains. Sydenham's chorea is considered a complication of a streptococcal throat infection.
Mentioned in: Sydenham's Chorea
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Streptococci themselves are not dangerous, but are considered indicators for water pollution, including the presence of fecal matter in water.
What happened to the Streptococci: overview of taxonomic and nomenclature changes.
of L forms of streptococci requiring secretions of other bacteria or sulphydryl compounds for normal growth.
mitis, a member of the viridans group streptococci, is a rare cause of septic sacroiliitis.
Molecular epidemiology and distribuition of serotypes, surface proteins, and antibiotic resistance among Group B streptococci in Italy.
Astete reports that Streptococcus equi is regarded as the immediate antecedent of group C streptococci and is also the cause of almost 2% of all infections caused by GCS [1].
The early colonisation of the oral cavity by streptococci facilitates further colonisation by other strains and plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy oral cavity throughout life [5, 22].
The majority of virulence factors found in Group G streptococci are also found in Group A streptococci (i.e., Streptococci pyogenes), including adhesions, the M protein, Streptolysin O and Streptolysin S, C5a peptidase, streptokinase, and various superantigens.10, These factors are shared via horizontal gene transfer from S.
Presence of mutans streptococci and various types of lactobacilli in interdental spaces related to development of proximal carious lesions.
pasteurianus is in the subgroup of streptococcus bovis which is one of the D group streptococci and its previous name is S.