viridans streptococci


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Strep·to·coc·cus vir·i·dans

a name applied not to a distinct species but rather to the group of α-hemolytic streptococci as a whole; viridans streptococci have been isolated from the mouth and intestines of humans, the intestines of horses, the milk and feces of cows, and milk products.

vi·ri·dans strep·to·coc·ci

(vir'i-danz strep-tō-kok'sī)
A name applied not to a distinct species but rather to the group of α-hemolytic streptococci as a whole; viridans streptococci have been isolated from the mouth and intestines of humans, the intestines of horses, the milk and feces of cows, milk products, and the sputum and lungs.
Synonym(s): Streptococcus viridans.

vi·ri·dans strep·to·coc·ci

(vir'i-danz strep-tō-kok'sī)
A name applied not to a distinct species but rather to the group of α-hemolytic streptococci as a whole; have been isolated from the mouth and intestines of humans, the intestines of horses, the milk and feces of cows, milk products, and the sputum and lungs.
Synonym(s): Streptococcus viridans.
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