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mi·cro·coc·cus

 (mī′krō-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. mi·cro·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
Any of various spherical, aerobic, gram-positive bacteria of the genus Micrococcus that are usually nonmotile and occur in pairs, tetrads, or irregular clusters.

mi′cro·coc′cal (-kŏk′əl) adj.

micrococcus

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
(Microbiology) any spherical Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Micrococcus: family Micrococcaceae

mi•cro•coc•cus

(ˌmaɪ krəˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
any spherical bacterium of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in irregular masses, many species of which are pigmented and are saprophytic or parasitic.
[< New Latin (1872); see micro-, coccus]
mi`cro•coc′cal, mi`cro•coc′cic (-ˈkɒk sɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.micrococcus - type genus of the family MicrococcaceaeMicrococcus - type genus of the family Micrococcaceae
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
family Micrococcaceae, Micrococcaceae - spherical or elliptical usually aerobic eubacteria that produce yellow or orange or red pigment; includes toxin-producing forms as well as harmless commensals and saprophytes
Translations

mi·cro·coc·cus

n. micrococo, microorganismo.
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