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Medical Term:

Streptococcus viridans


a name applied not to a distinct species but rather to the group of a-hemolytic streptococci as a whole; viridans streptococci have been isolated from the mouth and intestines of humans, the intestines of horses, the milk and feces of cows, and milk products.

Synonym(s): viridans streptococci

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