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staph

[staf] /stæf/
noun, Informal.
Origin of staph
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; by shortening
Can be confused
staff, staph.
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colloquial short form of staphylococcus, attested from 1933.

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staph in Medicine

staph (stāf)
n.
Staphylococcus.


staph adj.
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