Meaning of “streptococcus” in the English Dictionary

"streptococcus" in British English

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streptococcusnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌstrep.təˈkɒk.əs/ us /ˌstrep.təˈkɑː.kəs/ plural streptococci specialized
adjective uk /ˌstrep.təˈkɒk.əl/ us /ˌstrep.təˈkɑː.kəl/

Pneumonia tends to be caused by streptococcal or viral infection.

(Definition of “streptococcus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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