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Medical Term:

Streptococcus mitis

 

Definition: a bacterial species found in the human mouth, throat, and nasopharynx; ordinarily, it is not considered to be pathogenic, but this organism may be recovered from ulcerated teeth and sinuses, and blood and heart lesions in cases of subacute endocarditis.

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