[ dip-luh-kok-uh s ]
/ ˌdɪp ləˈkɒk əs /
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.
Related formsdip·lo·coc·cal, dip·lo·coc·cic [dip-luh-kok-sik] /ˌdɪp ləˈkɒk sɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for diplococci
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
Diplococci without capsules are common in the sputum, but have no special significance.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for diplococci
/ (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 Formsdiplococcal or diplococcic (ˌdɪpləʊˈkɒksɪk, -ˈkɒkɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for diplococci (1 of 2)
[ dĭp′lō-kŏk′əs ]
n. pl. dip•lo•coc•ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
Any of various paired spherical bacteria, including those of the genus Diplococcus, some of which are pathogenic.
Related formsdip′lo•coc′cal (-kŏk′əl) null adj.
Medicine definitions for diplococci (2 of 2)
[ dĭp′lō-kŏk′əs ]
A genus of gram-positive anaerobic encapsulated fermenting bacteria having a somewhat elongated spherical shape.
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