spherical Gram-positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
Syn: ↑streptococcus, ↑strep
Derivationally related forms: ↑strep (for: ↑strep), ↑streptococcal (for: ↑streptococcus)
Hypernyms: ↑eubacteria, ↑eubacterium, ↑true bacteria
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Streptococcus

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