micrococcus

[mahy-kruh-kok-uh s]
noun, plural mi·cro·coc·ci [mahy-kruh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌmaɪ krəˈkɒk saɪ, -si/. Bacteriology.
  1. any spherical bacterium of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in irregular masses, many species of which are pigmented and are saprophytic or parasitic.

Origin of micrococcus

< New Latin (1872); see micro-, coccus
Related formsmi·cro·coc·cal, mi·cro·coc·cic [mahy-kruh-kok-sik] /ˌmaɪ krəˈkɒk sɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for micrococcus

micrococcus

noun plural -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
  1. any spherical Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Micrococcus : family Micrococcaceae
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micrococcus in Medicine

micrococcus

[mī′krō-kŏkəs]
n. pl. mi•cro•coc•ci (-kŏksī′, -kŏkī′)
  1. A bacterium of the genus Micrococcus.
Related formsmi′cro•coccal (-kŏkəl) adj.

Micrococcus

n.
  1. A genus of aerobic, gram-positive, spherical bacteria that occur singly, in pairs, or in irregular masses and are saprophytic or parasitic but not pathogenic.
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