Coccus

A spherical bacterium.
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coccus

[n] - any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
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Coccus

Coccus: A bacterial cell which has the shape of a sphere. Coccus enters into the name of a number of bacteria. For example, enterococcus, meningococcus, pneumococcus, staphylococcus, and streptococcus.
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Coccus

Coc'cus noun ; plural Cocci . [ New Latin , from Greek ... grain, seed. See Cochineal .] 1. (Botany) One of the separable carpels of a dry fruit. 2. (Zoology) A genus of hemipterous insects, including scale insects, and the cochineal insect (
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coccus

<microbiology> A bacterium with a rounded or spherical shape. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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coccus

cocci noun any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
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coccus

(kok´әs) pl. coc´ci a spherical bacterium, usually slightly less than 1 μm in diameter, belonging to the Micrococcaceae family. It is one of the three basic forms of bacteria, the other two being bacillus (rod-shaped) and spirillum (spiral-shaped). A pathogenic coccus can almost always be classified as either ...
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Coccus

• (n.) A genus of hemipterous insects, including scale insects, and the cochineal insect (Coccus cacti). • (n.) A form of bacteria, shaped like a globule. • (n.) One of the separable carpels of a dry fruit.
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coccus

in microbiology, a spherical-shaped bacterium. Many species of bacteria have characteristic arrangements that are useful in identification. Pairs of ... [1 related articles]
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coccus

Type: Term Pronunciation: kok′ŭs, kok′sī Definitions: 1. A bacterium of round, spheroid, or ovoid form. Synonyms: cochineal
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coccus

Gram positive cocci A bacterium with a rounded or spherical shape. Cocci may be true spheres (e.g. staphylococci), helmet-shaped (e.g. pneumococci), or kidney-shaped (e.g. Neisseriae). They may occur alone, in pairs, or in groups. If found in pairs they are called diplococci, threes are a triad...
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Coccus

Coccus is a genus of insects of the order Hemiptera, family Coccidae, or scale-insects. The males are elongated in their form, have large wings, and are destitute of any obvious means of suction; the females, on the contrary, are of a rounded or oval form, about an eighth of an inch in length, have no wings, but possess a beak or sucker, by which t...
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coccus

Member of a group of globular bacteria, some of which are harmful to humans. The cocci contain the subgroups streptococci, where the bacteria associate in straight chains, and staphylococci, where the bacteria associate in branched chains
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Coccus

Coccus (plural cocci or coccuses) can be used to describe any bacterium that has a spherical shape. It is one of the three distinct types of bacteria shapes, the other two being bacillus (rod-shaped) and spirillum (spiral-shaped) cells. Coccus is an English loanword of a Neolatin noun, which in turn stems from the Greek masculine noun kokkos (κό...
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coccus

one of the segments of a distinctly lobed fruit which becomes separate at maturity. Sometimes called a mericarp. pl. cocci
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Coccus

A berry (plural cocci); in particular, one of the parts of a lobed fruit with one-seeded cells.
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