/staf/, n. Informal.
[1930-35; by shortening]

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  • staph — colloquial short form of STAPHYLOCOCCUS (Cf. staphylococcus), attested from 1933 …   Etymology dictionary

  • staph — [staf] n. short for STAPHYLOCOCCUS …   English World dictionary

  • staph — arc·to·staph·y·los; lep·to·staph·y·line; lep·to·staph·y·li·ny; meso·staph·y·line; platy·staph·y·line; staph; staph·i·sa·gria; staph·y·lea; staph·y·le·a·ce·ae; staph·y·lin·i·dae; staph·y·li·noi·dea; staph·y·li·nus; staph·y·lo·coagulase;… …   English syllables

  • staph —    This is short for Staphylococcus, a genus of micrococci bacteria with many members that can cause disease. They are gram positive, nonmotile bacteria that are aerobic (unless they need to be anaerobic). Staph of various types are responsible… …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • Staph — Very commonly used shortened form of Staphylococcus, a very common and important group of bacteria. See Staphylococcus. * * * Staphylococcus * * * staph staf n STAPHYLOCOCCUS (2) also an infection with staphylococci …   Medical dictionary

  • staph — noun Date: circa 1933 staphylococcus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • staph — noun Staphylococcus bacteria and its infection …   Wiktionary

  • STAPH — Staphylococcus (Medical » Physiology) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • staph — staff …   American English homophones

  • staph — n. staphylococcus, type of spherical bacteria …   English contemporary dictionary

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