The presence of such a diplococcus in meningeal exudates is, however, sufficient for its identification.
The diplococcus merely produces acidification and coagulation of the milk.
For instance, not a few healthy noses and throats contain the bacillus of diphtheria and the diplococcus of pneumonia.
The joint lesions which accompany acute rheumatism or “rheumatic fever” are believed to be due to a diplococcus.
If growth of diplococcus pneumoniæ occurs, again heat culture in water-bath at 60° C. for one hour and again test for sterility.
These are exceptional durations in the male for virulence, though not for continuance of the diplococcus.
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.
Diplococcus Dip·lo·coc·cus (dĭp'lō-kŏk'əs)
A genus of gram-positive anaerobic encapsulated fermenting bacteria having a somewhat elongated spherical shape.