noun, plural coc·ci [kok-sahy, -see] /ˈkɒk saɪ, -si/.
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Origin of coccus
OTHER WORDS FROM coccuscoc·cal, coc·cic [kok-sik] /ˈkɒk sɪk/, adjectivecoc·cous, adjective
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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
This coccus is a native of Mexico, where two kinds are recognised, under names which signify wild cochineal and fine cochineal.Field's Chromatography|George Field
A bacillus, however short, can usually be distinguished from a coccus in that two sides are parallel.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
The principal varieties of kermes are the coccus quercus, the coccus polonicus, the coccus fragariæ, and the coccus uva ursi.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The Coccus sinensis produces a kind of wax which is employed in China in the manufacture of candles.The Insect World|Louis Figuier