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n. - Spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies.

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  • Common bacterial species, known as staphylococci, which can cause inflammation when under the skin, are "good bacteria" when on the surface, where they can reduce...
  • In all general inflammation we may expect to find such organisms, which in most cases belong to the class of micrococci, such as staphylococci and streptococci.
  • Bail and Weyl got analogous results using a staphylococci poison.
  • - Antibacterial (antibiotic) of the penicillin group, acting particularly on penicillinaseproducing staphylococci for more
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  • This was the final winning word in the 1987 National Spelling Bee.
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