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coc·cus

 (kŏk′əs)
n. pl. coc·ci (kŏk′sī, kŏk′ī)
A bacterium having a spherical or spheroidal shape.

[New Latin, from Greek kokkos, grain, seed.]

coc′cal (kŏk′əl) adj.

coccus

(ˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -ci (-saɪ)
1. (Microbiology) any spherical or nearly spherical bacterium, such as a staphylococcus. Compare bacillus1, spirillum1
2. (Botany) the part of a fruit that contains one seed and separates from the whole fruit at maturity
3. (Animals) any of the scale insects of the genus Coccus
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek kokkos berry, grain]
ˈcoccoid, coˈcoidal, ˈcoccal, coccic adj
ˈcoccous adj

coc•cus

(ˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -ci (-sī, -sē).
a spherical bacterium.
[1755–65; < New Latin < Greek kókkos grain, seed, berry]
coc′cal, coc′cic (-sɪk) adj.
coc′cous, adj.

-coccus

a combining form representing coccus in the names of bacteria: streptococcus.

coc·cus

(kŏk′əs)
Plural cocci (kŏk′sī, kŏk′ī)
Any of various bacteria that are shaped like a sphere and are usually linked together to form chains.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coccus - any spherical or nearly spherical bacteriacoccus - any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
staph, staphylococci, staphylococcus - spherical Gram-positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
Translations

coc·cus

n. L. coco, bacteria de forma esférica.

coccus

n (pl -ci) coco
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Recently, a soft scale insect, later identified as Coccus moestus De Lotto was collected in the localities of Guarina.
As it is a nonhemolytic or alfa-hemolytic gram positive coccus on sheep agar, it may be mistaken for Enterococcus or Streptococcus (3).
A red to purple coloring pigment obtained from dried bodies of the female insect Coccus cacti, carmine (or cochineal) must be labeled in a packaged food or beverage product because it is a potential allergen.
Productivity of cochineal insects Dactylopius coccus (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) reared on cactus pear cladodes Opuntia ficus-indica (cactacea) produced under different fertilization conditions.
Dactylopius coccus es un insecto de gran importancia industrial como fuente del colorante natural rojo acido carminico.
Considerando que la cria intensiva de la cochinilla tiende a realizarse en condiciones semi-controladas, el objetivo de este estudio fue conocer la supervivencia y reproduccion de Dactylopius coccus y su calidad, en funcion del contenido de acido carminico en diversos regimenes de fotoperiodo en camaras climaticas.
Further, a highly appreciated natural dye based on carminic acid is obtained from cultivated Dactylopius coccus Costa (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) reared on the cladode.
arlettae is a non-motile, Gram-positive coccus commonly isolated from human and animal skin and mucous membranes.
42] reported that Staphylococcus aureus is a facultative anaerobic, Gram-positive coccus, which appears as grape-like clusters when viewed through a microscope and has large, round, golden-yellow colonies.
Common remedies for whooping cough include Anacardium, Antimonium tartaricum, Coccus cacti, Cuprum metallicum, Drosera rotundifolia, and Ipecac, according to Amy E.
During observation with light and electron microscopes these marine bacteria were found to be coccus and rod-shaped cells and ranged from 0.