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streptococcus

noun [C] uk   /ˌstrep.təˈkɒk.əs/ us    /-ˈkɑː.kəs/ ( plural streptococci ) specialized
a bacterium, many types of which cause disease: Tonsillitis is normally caused by infection with streptococci.
streptococcal
adjective uk   /-ˈkɒk.l̩/ us    /-ˈkɑː.kl̩/
Pneumonia tends to be caused by streptococcal or viral infection.
Translations of “streptococcus”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鏈球菌…
in Chinese (Simplified) 链球菌…
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