Definition of "staph" [staph]

  • Informal Staphylococcus. (noun)

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Use "staph" in a sentence
  • "Shakily, she picked her way carefully down the steps, wondering what the treatment would be like, and why she had never heard the word staph before.2"
  • "Anytime the term staph infection is mentioned in the fight game opponents and gym mates run for the hills."
  • "Today, methicillin resistant staph is common – infection with methicillin-resistant staph is one of the most common complications from major surgery in American hospitals."