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 (kŏk′sī, kŏk′ī)
Plural of coccus.


1. (Animals) the plural of coccus
2. (Botany) the plural of coccus
3. (Microbiology) the plural of coccus


(ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)

1. pl. of coccus.
2. coccidioidomycosis.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cocci - any spherical or nearly spherical bacteriacocci - 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
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During the present year, however, in the month of July, I came across a community with an unusually large stock of slaves, and I observed a few slaves mingled with their masters leaving the nest, and marching along the same road to a tall Scotch-fir-tree, twenty-five yards distant, which they ascended together, probably in search of aphides or cocci.
Insectivores had higher bacterial densities and cocci proportions than did nectarivores.
7%) showed the simultaneous growth of two species of Gramnegative bacilli and cocci bacteria.
Slow-growing colonies of Gram-negative cocci were observed from the anaerobic culture, with limited growth in aerobic conditions.
According to MATTHEWS (2009), gentamicin is effective against gram-positive (cocci) and gram-negative (cocci and bacilli) bacteria, while chloramphenicol is active only against gram-positive cocci.
Among the 68 culture positive, cases 33 (48%) were Gram-positive cocci and 35 (52%) were Gram-negative bacilli.
Assays for the identification of staphylococcal and other catalase-positive, G (+) cocci, at least 18 reaction identification.
Gram-positive cocci are becoming increasingly resistant to traditionally used antimicrobial agents.
Overall, 84 isolates were available for analysis, 61/84 were Gram negative rods whereas 8/84 were Gram positive cocci.
Staphylococcus aureus as Gram-positive cocci were identified by the test of catalase positivity, coagulase and mannitol positivity.
Gram staining revealed gram-positive cocci and culture grew group D streptococci in samples taken from ear, trachea and nasopharynx.