[ ped-ee-uh-kok-uh s ]
/ ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk əs /

noun, plural ped·i·o·coc·ci [ped-ee-uh-kok-sahy, -see] /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk saɪ, -si/. Bacteriology.

any of several spherical, facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the genus Pediococcus, producing acid and clouding in beer and wort.

Origin of pediococcus

From New Latin; see origin at pedi-, -o-, coccus
Related formsped·i·o·coc·cal [ped-ee-uh-kok-uh l] /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk əl/, ped·i·o·coc·cic [ped-ee-uh-kok-sik] /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk sɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019