[ ped-ee-uh-kok-uhs ]

noun,plural ped·i·o·coc·ci [ped-ee-uh-kok-sahy, -see]. /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk saɪ, -si/. Bacteriology.
  1. 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

Other words from pediococcus

  • ped·i·o·coc·cal [ped-ee-uh-kok-uhl], /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk əl/, ped·i·o·coc·cic [ped-ee-uh-kok-sik], /ˌpɛd i əˈkɒk sɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby pediococcus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023