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diplococcus

[dip-luh-kok-uh s] /ˌdɪp ləˈkɒk əs/
noun, plural diplococci
[dip-luh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌdɪp ləˈkɒk saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA).
Bacteriology.
1.
any of several spherical bacteria occurring in pairs, as Diplococcus pneumoniae.
Origin of diplococcus
1886
From New Latin, dating back to 1886; See origin at diplo-, coccus
Related forms
diplococcal, diplococcic
[dip-luh-kok-sik] /ˌdɪp ləˈkɒk sɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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diplococcus

/ˌdɪpləʊˈkɒkəs/
noun (pl) -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
1.
any of various spherical Gram-positive bacteria that occur in pairs, esp any of the genus Diplococcus, such as D. pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia: family Lactobacillaceae
Derived Forms
diplococcal, diplococcic (ˌdɪpləʊˈkɒksɪk; -ˈkɒkɪk) adjective
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diplococci in Medicine

diplococcus dip·lo·coc·cus (dĭp'lō-kŏk'əs)
n. pl. dip·lo·coc·ci (-kŏk'sī', -kŏk'ī')
Any of various paired spherical bacteria, including those of the genus Diplococcus, some of which are pathogenic.


dip'lo·coc'cal (-kŏk'əl) or dip'lo·coc'cic (-kŏk'sĭk, -kŏk'ĭk) adj.

Diplococcus Dip·lo·coc·cus (dĭp'lō-kŏk'əs)
n.
A genus of gram-positive anaerobic encapsulated fermenting bacteria having a somewhat elongated spherical shape.

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