Ascococcus

Ascococcus

As`co*coc"cus\, n.; pl. Ascococci. [NL., fr. Gr. 'asko`s bladder, bag + ? kernel.] (Biol.) A form of micrococcus, found in putrid meat infusions, occurring in peculiar masses, each of which is inclosed in a hyaline capsule and contains a large number of spherical micrococci.
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