pediococci

pediococcus

[ped-ee-uh-kok-uhs]
noun, plural pediococci [ped-ee-uh-kok-sahy, -see] . Bacteriology.
any of several spherical, facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Pediococcus, producing acid and clouding in beer and wort.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see pedi-, -o-, coccus

pediococcal [ped-ee-uh-kok-uhl] , pediococcic [ped-ee-uh-kok-sik] , adjective
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