sarcina

[ sahr-suh-nuh ]
/ ˈsɑr sə nə /
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noun, plural sar·ci·nas, sar·ci·nae [sahr-suh-nee] /ˈsɑr səˌni/. Bacteriology.

any of several spherical, saprophytic bacteria of the genus Sarcina, having a cuboidal cell arrangement.

Nearby words

  1. sarc-,
  2. sarcasm,
  3. sarcastic,
  4. sarcastic fringehead,
  5. sarcenet,
  6. sarco-,
  7. sarcoadenoma,
  8. sarcoblast,
  9. sarcocarcinoma,
  10. sarcocarp

Origin of sarcina

1835–45; < New Latin, Latin: bundle

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Medicine definitions for sarcina

Sarcina

[ särsə-nə ]

n.

A genus of anaerobic gram-positive bacteria including both saprophytic and facultatively parasitic species.

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