cocci

[kok-sahy, -see]
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British Dictionary definitions for coccis

cocci

noun
  1. the plural of coccus
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Word Origin and History for coccis

cocci

n.

spherical-shaped bacteria, plural of Latin coccus, from Greek kokkos "berry" (see cocco-).

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