What are staphylococcus?

  • (noun): Spherical gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections.
    Synonyms: staphylococci, staph


Staphylococcus (from the Greek: σταφυλή, staphylē, "grape" and κόκκος, kókkos, "granule") is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria. Under the microscope, they appear round (cocci), and form in grape-like clusters.

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