What is a staphylococcus?

What is a staphylococcus? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. A spherical gram-positive parasitic bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus, causing blisters, septicemia, and other infections
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Experts found in the microbiology report that baby Harry's spinal fluid and lungs were riddled with the staphylococcus aureus bacteria, suggesting he had a viral infection.
Royalisin, a protein in royal jelly, suppresses certain types of bacteria including staphylococcus and streptococcus.
I have talked to wound care experts who say they can smell wound infections, such as pseudomonas and staphylococcus, before seeing them.
Another strain of the bacterium staphylococcus aureus already lives on the skin of a third of the population but rarely causes anything more serious than pimples or boils.
The administration of staphylococcus vaccine causes only temporary improvement in most instances.
The immediate exciting cause is the entrance into the follicle of a microbe, the staphylococcus pyogenes aureus.

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