micrococcus

micrococcus

[mahy-kruh-kok-uhs]
noun, plural micrococci [mahy-kruh-kok-sahy, -see] . Bacteriology.
any spherical bacterium of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in irregular masses, many species of which are pigmented and are saprophytic or parasitic.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1872); see micro-, coccus

micrococcal, micrococcic [mahy-kruh-kok-sik] , adjective
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micrococcus (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈkɒkəs)
 
n , pl -cocci
any spherical Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Micrococcus: family Micrococcaceae

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micrococcus mi·cro·coc·cus (mī'krō-kŏk'əs)
n. pl mi·cro·coc·ci (-kŏk'sī', -kŏk'ī')
A bacterium of the genus Micrococcus.


mi'cro·coc'cal (-kŏk'əl) adj.

Micrococcus Mi·cro·coc·cus (mī'krō-kŏk'əs)
n.
A genus of aerobic, gram-positive, spherical bacteria that occur singly, in pairs, or in irregular masses and are saprophytic or parasitic but not pathogenic.

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