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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains.

Usage examples (34)
  • The most damaging bacteria, called streptococcus mutans, live in the mouth and feed on sugar in the diet.
  • The other two people, a man and a woman, died from a type of bacterial meningitis called streptococcus pneumoniae.
  • Giving infants pre-chewed food has been reported to transmit infections such as streptococcus and the hepatitis B virus, Gaur said.
  • Bacteria such as strep throat streptococcus pyogenes for more
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