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micrococcus

[ mahy-kruh-kok-uhs ]
/ 藢ma瑟 kr蓹藞k蓲k 蓹s /
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noun, plural mi路cro路coc路ci [mahy-kruh-kok-sahy, -see]. /藢ma瑟 kr蓹藞k蓲k sa瑟, -si/. Bacteriology.
any spherical bacterium of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in irregular masses, many species of which are pigmented and are saprophytic or parasitic.
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Origin of micrococcus

<New Latin (1872); see micro-, coccus

OTHER WORDS FROM micrococcus

mi路cro路coc路cal, mi路cro路coc路cic [mahy-kruh-kok-sik], /藢ma瑟 kr蓹藞k蓲k s瑟k/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for micrococcus

micrococcus
/ (藢ma瑟kr蓹蕣藞k蓲k蓹s) /

noun plural -cocci (-藞k蓲ksa瑟)
any spherical Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Micrococcus : family Micrococcaceae
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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