The four cocci which result from a single division may remain together, giving the tetracoccus or tetrad grouping.
By this orifice the cocci are enabled to escape from the detached scales.
If the scales are not detached, but remain fixed to the bark, it may be asked, How are the cocci to find their way out?
Others have reported similar results in which cocci have been found very similar to those occurring in the udder.
We pass on now to the history of another family—namely, the Gallinsecta, as Raumur calls them, or cocci.
The little rod-shaped ones are called bacilli: the spheroidal ones micrococci or cocci.
Freudenreich found the most common types to be cocci, belonging to both the liquefying and non-liquefying class.
Some of the cocci form long chains and the term streptococcus is applied to such.
Sarcina, sar-sī′na, n. a genus of schizomycetous fungi, in which the cocci divide in three planes forming cubical clumps:—pl.
Similar suppurative action in the cornea is often caused by infection of cocci.
coccus coc·cus (kŏk'əs)
n. pl. coc·ci (kŏk'sī, kŏk'ī)
A bacterium of round, spheroidal, or ovoid form.