[ dip-luh-kok-uhs ]
/ ˌdɪp ləˈkɒk əs /
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noun, plural dip·lo·coc·ci [dip-luh-kok-sahy, -see], /ˌdɪp ləˈkɒk saɪ, -si/, Bacteriology.
any of several spherical bacteria occurring in pairs, as Diplococcus pneumoniae.
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OTHER WORDS FROM diplococcusdip·lo·coc·cal, dip·lo·coc·cic [dip-luh-kok-sik], /ˌdɪp ləˈkɒk sɪk/, adjective
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How to use diplococcus in a sentence
Diplococci without capsules are common in the sputum, but have no special significance.
They may take a smear, and they find that—intra and extracellular diplococci, they treat the patient for gonorrhea.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
And here it says, "Gram negative, diplococci intra- and extra-cellular morphological resembling neisseria gonococci."Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
They are frequently studded with bacteria—most commonly diplococci.
British Dictionary definitions for diplococcus
/ (ˌdɪpləʊˈkɒkəs) /
noun plural -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
any of various spherical Gram-positive bacteria that occur in pairs, esp any of the genus Diplococcus, such as D. pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia: family Lactobacillaceae
Derived forms of diplococcusdiplococcal or diplococcic (ˌdɪpləʊˈkɒksɪk, -ˈkɒkɪk), adjective
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