enterococcus

[ ĕn′tə-rō-kŏkəs ]

n. pl. en•ter•o•coc•ci (-kŏksī′, -kŏkī′)

A usually nonpathogenic streptococcus that inhabits the intestine.

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Other words from enterococcus

en′ter•o•coccal adj.
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