Origin of staph
First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for staph
Or … whole swaths of the planet could be ravaged by drug-resistant strains of staph infection or tuberculosis.Plague or Plenty? New Report Envisions the World in 2030
December 11, 2012
Word Origin and History for staph
colloquial short form of staphylococcus, attested from 1933.
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