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consecrate consecrate
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  • staph staph  /ˈstæf/ ?  spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies;…

    staph meaning(s) 

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

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    staph usage(s)

    1. By now, you've seen the headlines about MRSA, the killer staph virus.
    2. The bacteria known as Staphyiococcus aureus are dreaded by doctors as a cause of dangerous and persistent infections in many parts of the body.
  • staphylaceae staphylaceae  a family of dicotyledonous plants of order Sapindales found mostly in the…
  • staphylea staphylea  a genus of small trees or shrubs of the family Staphylaceae
  • staphylinidae staphylinidae  rove beetles
  • staphylococcal staphylococcal  of or relating to the staphylococcus bacteria
  • staphylococcal enterotoxin staphylococcal enterotoxin  a soluble exotoxin produced by some strains of staphylococcus;…
  • staphylococcal enterotoxin b staphylococcal enterotoxin b  a form of staphylococcal enterotoxin that has been…
  • staphylococcal infection staphylococcal infection  an infection with staphylococcus bacteria; usually marked…
  • staphylococci staphylococci  spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular…
  • staphylococcus staphylococcus  /ˌstæ fə lə ˈkɔ kəs/ ?  spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that…
  • staple staple  /ˈsteɪ pəl/ ?  (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
  • staple fiber staple fiber  a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form…
  • staple fibre staple fibre  a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form…
  • staple gun staple gun  a hand-held machine for driving staples home
  • staplegun staplegun  a hand-held machine for driving staples home
  • stapler stapler  /ˈsteɪ pə lər/ ?  a machine that inserts staples into sheets of paper in order to fasten…
  • stapling machine stapling machine  a machine that inserts staples into sheets of paper in order to fasten…
  • star star  /ˈstɑr/ ?  (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear…
  • star anise star anise  small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit used…
  • star aniseed star aniseed  anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine
  • star apple star apple  evergreen tree of West Indies and Central America having edible purple fruit…
  • star begonia star begonia  rhizomatous begonia having leaves with pointed lobes suggestive of stars…
  • star chamber star chamber  a former English court that became notorious for its arbitrary methods and…
  • star chart star chart  a chart showing the relative positions of the stars in a particular part of…
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