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pediococcus

[ped-ee-uh-kok-uh s] /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk əs/
noun, plural pediococci
[ped-ee-uh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology
1.
any of several spherical, facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Pediococcus, producing acid and clouding in beer and wort.
Origin
< New Latin; see pedi-, -o-, coccus
Related forms
pediococcal
[ped-ee-uh-kok-uh l] /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk əl/ (Show IPA),
pediococcic
[ped-ee-uh-kok-sik] /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk sɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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