sarcina, sar-sī′na, n. a genus of schizomycetous fungi, in which the cocci divide in three planes forming cubical clumps:—pl.
Used internally for sarcina ventriculi, and externally as an application in skin diseases of fungous origin.
If there are no sarcina, but tetrads or staphylococci (rarely merismopedia), then the division is in two planes.
If in examining a preparation the sarcina grouping appears, that shows three-plane division.
Sarcina Sar·ci·na (sär'sə-nə)
A genus of anaerobic gram-positive bacteria including both saprophytic and facultatively parasitic species.