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a scanning electron micrograph of Staphylococcus epidermidis

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek σταφυλή (staphulḗ, cluster of grapes) + coccus

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staphylococcus (plural staphylococci)

  1. A spherical gram-positive parasitic bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus, causing blisters, septicemia, and other infections

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