diplococcus


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dip·lo·coc·cus

 (dĭp′lō-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. dip·lo·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
Any of various paired spherical bacteria, including those of the genus Diplococcus, some of which are pathogenic.

dip′lo·coc′cal (-kŏk′əl), dip′lo·coc′cic (-kŏk′sĭk, -kŏk′ĭk) adj.

diplococcus

(ˌdɪpləʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
(Microbiology) any of various spherical Gram-positive bacteria that occur in pairs, esp any of the genus Diplococcus, such as D. pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia: family Lactobacillaceae
ˌdiploˈcoccal, diplococcic adj

dip•lo•coc•cus

(ˌdɪp ləˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
any of several spherical bacteria occurring in pairs, as Diplococcus pneumoniae.
[1880–85; < New Latin]
dip`lo•coc′cal, dip`lo•coc′cic (-ˈkɒk sɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diplococcus - Gram-positive bacteria usually occurring in pairs
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
genus Diplococcus - a genus of bacteria
Diplococcus pneumoniae, pneumococcus - bacterium causing pneumonia in mice and humans
Translations

diplococcus

n (pl -ci) diplococo
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Acinetobacter was most likely first described as Diplococcus mucosus in 1908.
This gram negative diplococcus infects the human urogenital tract, eye, throat, and rectum, and can cause systemic infections.
pentosaceus fermentum rhamnosus TMU457 TMU121 TMU094 Morphology Cocci * Rod Rod L-arabinose + - - D-xylose + - - L-sorbose - - + L-rhamnose + - + Inositol - - + D-mannitol - - + D-sorbitol - - + Methyl-a D- - - + Glucopyranoside N-acetyl glucosamine + - + Amygdalin + - + Arbutin + - + D-maltose - + + D-sucrose - + - D-trehalose + - + D-melezitose - - + Gentibiose + - + D-turanose - - + D-xylose - - + D-tagatose + - + Potassium 2-Keto + - - gluconate * Diplococcus.