[ te-truh-kok-uhs ]

noun,plural tet·ra·coc·ci [te-truh-kok-sahy, -see], /ˌtɛ trəˈkɒk saɪ, -si/, Bacteriology.
  1. a spherical bacterium occurring in square groups of four.

Origin of tetracoccus

First recorded in 1895–1900; tetra- + -coccus

Words Nearby tetracoccus

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How to use tetracoccus in a sentence

  • The four cocci which result from a single division may remain together, giving the tetracoccus or tetrad grouping.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology | Charles Bradfield Morrey