It is less easily cultivated by artificial media than the staphylococcus; it forms a whitish growth.
The attacks were so vicious that the pathologist, Captain Watson, sought for special organisms, but found only staphylococcus.
The two common pyogenetic organisms, staphylococcus albus and brevis, show no virulence.
In a similar way we have the pus-causing grape coccus of a golden color (staphylococcus pyogenes aureus).
Isolation of staphylococcus albus from hemolymph of the roach, Blatta orientalis.
The administration of staphylococcus vaccine causes only temporary improvement in most instances.
This staphylococcus occurred in almost pure culture in the udder of the cow from which the milk was derived.
The immediate exciting cause is the entrance into the follicle of a microbe, the staphylococcus pyogenes aureus.
The staphylococcus, bacillus of Friedlnder, colon bacillus, and Bacillus pyocyaneus may be met in chronic middle-ear disease.
Discharges which have continued for some time are practically always contaminated with the staphylococcus.
(plural staphylococci), 1887, Modern Latin, the genus name, coined (on model of streptococcus) in 1882 by Scottish surgeon and bacteriologist Alexander Ogston (1844-1929), from Greek staphyle "bunch of grapes" (see staff (n.)) + Modern Latin coccus "spherical bacterium," from Greek kokkos "berry, grain" (see cocco-). So called because the bacteria usually bunch together in irregular masses.
staphylococcus staph·y·lo·coc·cus (stāf'ə-lō-kŏk'əs)
n. pl. staph·y·lo·coc·ci (-kŏk'sī, -kŏk'ī)
A spherical gram-positive parasitic bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus, usually occurring in clusters and causing boils, septicemia, and other infections.
Plural staphylococci (stāf'ə-lō-kŏk'sī, -kŏk'ī)
Any of various bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus that are gram-positive cocci and are normally found on the skin and mucous membranes of warm-blooded animals. Pathogenic strains such as S. aureus commonly cause infections of the skin, bones, lungs and other organs. Some staphylococcal disease, such as food poisoning, is caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria.