staph

[ staf ]
/ stæf /
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noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. stapedial,
  2. stapediotenotomy,
  3. stapelia,
  4. stapes,
  5. stapes-mobilization operation,
  6. staphylectomy,
  7. staphyledema,
  8. staphyline,
  9. staphylinid,
  10. staphylion

Origin of staph

First recorded in 1930–35; by shortening

Can be confusedstaff staph

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Word Origin and History for staph

staph

colloquial short form of staphylococcus, attested from 1933.

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Medicine definitions for staph

staph

[ stăf ]

n.

Staphylococcus.
Related formsstaph adj.


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