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sarcina

[sahr-suh-nuh] /ˈsɑr sə nə/
noun, plural sarcinas, sarcinae
[sahr-suh-nee] /ˈsɑr səˌni/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology
1.
any of several spherical, saprophytic bacteria of the genus Sarcina, having a cuboidal cell arrangement.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin, Latin: bundle
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sarcinae in Medicine

Sarcina Sar·ci·na (sär'sə-nə)
n.
A genus of anaerobic gram-positive bacteria including both saprophytic and facultatively parasitic species.

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