noun Informal.

Origin of staph

First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening
Can be confusedstaff staph Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for staph

colloquial short form of staphylococcus, attested from 1933.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

staph in Medicine




Related formsstaph adj.
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