Origin of staph
First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening
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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
colloquial short form of staphylococcus, attested from 1933.
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