noun, plural pneu·mo·coc·ci [noo-muh-kok-sahy, ‐see, nyoo‐]. /ˌnu məˈkɒk saɪ, ‐si, ˌnyu‐/.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pneumococcuspneu·mo·coc·cal [noo-muh-kok-uhl, nyoo‐], /ˌnu məˈkɒk əl, ˌnyu‐/, pneu·mo·coc·cic [noo-muh-kok-sik, nyoo‐], /ˌnu məˈkɒk sɪk, ˌnyu‐/, pneu·mo·coc·cous [noo-muh-kok-uhs, nyoo‐], /ˌnu məˈkɒk əs, ˌnyu‐/, adjective
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Recognition of the pneumococcus depends upon its morphology, the fact that it is Gram-staining, and the presence of a capsule.
By far the most frequent exciting causes of acute otitis media are the pneumococcus and the streptococcus.
Various organisms have been found in other forms of meningitis—the pneumococcus most frequently.
The bacteria were chiefly staphylococci, rarely the pneumococcus or the micrococcus catarrhalis.The Treatment of Hay Fever|George Frederick Laidlaw
Cultivations from the heart blood gave a pure growth of a typical (capsulated) pneumococcus.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre