noun, plural coc·ci [kok-sahy, -see] /ˈkɒk saɪ, -si/.
Origin of coccus
Examples from the Web for cocci
Historical Examples of cocci
Nearly all cocci are immotile, while the bacilli may or may not be.Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition
H. L. Russell
By this orifice the cocci are enabled to escape from the detached scales.Three Years in Western China
As a result there may be a variety of cell groupings among the cocci.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
A genus of schizomycetes in which the cocci are arranged in strings or in chains.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Tetra- (in words of Greek composition), four; as, Tetracoccous, of four cocci.The Elements of Botany
noun plural -ci (-saɪ)
Word Origin for coccus
spherical-shaped bacteria, plural of Latin coccus, from Greek kokkos "berry" (see cocco-).