TITLE

Micrococcaceae

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1357
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition for the term "Micrococcaceae" is presented. The term refers to a family of gram-positive cocci that includes the genera Micrococcus, Sarcina, and Staphylococcus. The reference entry is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also provided.
ACCESSION #
21235897

 

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