streptococci


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strep·to·coc·ci

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

strep·to·coc·ci

(strep'tō-kok'sī)
Plural of streptococcus.

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

streptococci

bacterial members of the genus Streptococcus.
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The majority of virulence factors found in Group G streptococci are also found in Group A streptococci (i.
So, the present case control study was planned clinically to evaluate the role of group B streptococci in preterm labour and maternal outcome.
An investigation into the use of restriction endonuclease analysis for the study of transmission of mutans streptococci.
Group D streptococci fall far behind in the etiology of neonatal sepsis and/or meningitis.
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In the North American and European populations, streptococci account for 30-50% of endogenous endophthalmitis cases; Staphylococcus aureus causes 25% of cases and Gram-negative bacilli account for 30% of cases (11, 28).
Internalization may lead to carriage and persistence of streptococci and/or to invasion of deeper tissues, depending on virulence of the invading bacterium and the site of infection.