noun, plural coc·ci [kok-sahy, -see]. /ˈkɒk saɪ, -si/.
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Origin of coccus
OTHER WORDS FROM coccuscoccal, coc·cic [kok-sik], /ˈkɒk sɪk/, adjectivecoccous, adjective
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They are all species or varieties of the Linnean order Hemiptera, and genus Coccus.The different modes of cultivating the pine-apple|John Claudius Loudon
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 Polish kermes (Coccus polonicus) was formerly used very much in Europe.
The Coccus sinensis produces a kind of wax which is employed in China in the manufacture of candles.
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