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tetracoccus

[te-truh-kok-uh s] /ˌtɛ trəˈkɒk əs/
noun, plural tetracocci
[te-truh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌtɛ trəˈkɒk saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology
1.
a spherical bacterium occurring in square groups of four.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; tetra- + -coccus
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