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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.
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.
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|Noun||1.||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