diplococcus'

diplococcus

[dip-luh-kok-uhs]
noun, plural diplococci [dip-luh-kok-sahy, -see] . Bacteriology.
any of several spherical bacteria occurring in pairs, as Diplococcus pneumoniae.

Origin:
1886; < Neo-Latin; see diplo-, coccus

diplococcal, diplococcic [dip-luh-kok-sik] , adjective
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diplococcus (ˌdɪpləʊˈkɒkəs)
 
n , pl -cocci
any of various spherical Gram-positive bacteria that occur in pairs, esp any of the genus Diplococcus, such as D. pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia: family Lactobacillaceae
 
diplo'coccal
 
adj
 
diplococcic
 
adj

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diplococcus dip·lo·coc·cus (dĭp'lō-kŏk'əs)
n. pl. dip·lo·coc·ci (-kŏk'sī', -kŏk'ī')
Any of various paired spherical bacteria, including those of the genus Diplococcus, some of which are pathogenic.


dip'lo·coc'cal (-kŏk'əl) or dip'lo·coc'cic (-kŏk'sĭk, -kŏk'ĭk) adj.

Diplococcus Dip·lo·coc·cus (dĭp'lō-kŏk'əs)
n.
A genus of gram-positive anaerobic encapsulated fermenting bacteria having a somewhat elongated spherical shape.

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