Definition for cocci (2 of 2)
noun, plural coc·ci [kok-sahy, -see] /ˈkɒk saɪ, -si/.
Origin of coccus
Examples from the Web for cocci
Coccus (plural cocci), anciently a berry; now mostly used to denote the separable carpels or nutlets of a dry fruit.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
A Gram-positive stool due to cocci is suggestive of intestinal ulceration.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Freudenreich found the most common types to be cocci, belonging to both the liquefying and non-liquefying class.Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition|H. L. Russell
A genus of schizomycetes in which the cocci are arranged in strings or in chains.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
Most cocci divide into hemispheres and then each half grows to full size.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
British Dictionary definitions for cocci (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for cocci (2 of 2)
noun plural -ci (-saɪ)
Word Origin for coccus
Word Origin and History for cocci (1 of 2)
spherical-shaped bacteria, plural of Latin coccus, from Greek kokkos "berry" (see cocco-).