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Princeton's WordNet

  1. staphylococcus, staphylococci, staphnoun

    spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections


  1. staphnoun

    Staphylococcus bacteria and its infection.

  2. Etymology: From staphylo + coccus


  1. staph

    Staphylococcus is a genus of Gram-positive bacteria in the family Staphylococcaceae from the order Bacillales. Under the microscope, they appear spherical (cocci), and form in grape-like clusters. Staphylococcus species are facultative anaerobic organisms (capable of growth both aerobically and anaerobically). The name was coined in 1880 by Scottish surgeon and bacteriologist Alexander Ogston (1844–1929), following the pattern established five years earlier with the naming of Streptococcus. It combines the prefix "staphylo-" (from Ancient Greek: σταφυλή, romanized: staphylē, lit. 'bunch of grapes'), and suffixed by the Modern Latin: coccus, lit. 'spherical bacterium' (from Ancient Greek: κόκκος, romanized: kókkos, lit. 'grain, seed, berry'). Staphylococcus was one of the leading infections in hospitals and many strains of this bacterium have become antibiotic resistant. Despite strong attempts to get rid of them, staph bacteria stay present in hospitals, where they can infect people who are most at risk of infection.Staphylococcus includes at least 43 species. Of these, nine have two subspecies, one has three subspecies, and one has four subspecies. Many species cannot cause disease and reside normally on the skin and mucous membranes of humans and other animals. Staphylococcus species have been found to be nectar-inhabiting microbes. They are also a small component of the soil microbiome.


  1. staph

    Staph, short for Staphylococcus, is a type of bacteria that can cause various diseases in humans and other animals. These bacteria are generally round and are usually found in clusters like a bunch of grapes. They can cause a range of conditions from minor skin infections to severe diseases like pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis. The severity of these infections can vary and are largely dependent on the health of the individual and the strain of the bacteria.

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  1. STAPH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Staph is ranked #125282 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Staph surname appeared 137 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Staph.

    99.9% or 137 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of STAPH in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of STAPH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of STAPH in a Sentence

  1. Paul Dawson:

    Staph is found on the hands and can cause food-borne infection by producing a toxin outside the body. Then you can ingest the toxin and get sick.

  2. Jo Gilchrist:

    My friend did have a staph infection on her face, and I was using her brush just before. I had no idea that could even happen. I used to share with my friends all the time.

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