\stɹˈɛptəkˌɒkəs], \stɹˈɛptəkˌɒkəs], \s_t_ɹ_ˈɛ_p_t_ə_k_ˌɒ_k_ə_s]\
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A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria whose organisms occur in pairs or chains. No endospores are produced. Many species exist as commensals or parasites on man or animals with some being highly pathogenic. A few species are saprophytes and occur in the natural environment.
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
A genus of Coccaceae in which the individuals are arranged in curved lines resembling a string of beads, division of the cells occurring in one plane only.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
A genus of Bacteria comprising spherical or ovoid cells, arranged in rows especially in wreath-forms. S. antitoxin, see Antitoxin. S. enteritis, a kind of enteritis due to infection with S.; occurring in acute forms resembling cholera and in chronic forms like typhoid fever.
By Alexander Duane
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