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[mahy-kruh-kok-uh s] /ˌmaɪ krəˈkɒk əs/
noun, plural micrococci
[mahy-kruh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌmaɪ krəˈkɒk saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA).
any spherical bacterium of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in irregular masses, many species of which are pigmented and are saprophytic or parasitic.
Origin of micrococcus
< New Latin (1872); see micro-, coccus
Related forms
micrococcal, micrococcic
[mahy-kruh-kok-sik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈkɒk sɪk/ (Show IPA),
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noun (pl) -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
any spherical Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Micrococcus: family Micrococcaceae
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micrococcus in Medicine

micrococcus mi·cro·coc·cus (mī'krō-kŏk'əs)
n. pl mi·cro·coc·ci (-kŏk'sī', -kŏk'ī')
A bacterium of the genus Micrococcus.

mi'cro·coc'cal (-kŏk'əl) adj.

Micrococcus Mi·cro·coc·cus (mī'krō-kŏk'əs)
A genus of aerobic, gram-positive, spherical bacteria that occur singly, in pairs, or in irregular masses and are saprophytic or parasitic but not pathogenic.

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