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 (kŏk′sī, kŏk′ī)
Plural of coccus.
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1. (Animals) the plural of coccus
2. (Botany) the plural of coccus
3. (Microbiology) the plural of coccus
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(ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)

1. pl. of coccus.
2. coccidioidomycosis.
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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. According to Huber, who had ample opportunities for observation, in Switzerland the slaves habitually work with their masters in making the nest, and they alone open and close the doors in the morning and evening; and, as Huber expressly states, their principal office is to search for aphides.
Isolates were either bacilli or cocci whereby in numerical terms, 13 of bacterial isolates were cocci (Micrococcus/Streptococcus/Diplococcus/Staphylococcus) while remaining 7 were Bacilli (Streptobacillus/Diplobacillus).
The study finds that end-users continue to show a marked preference for medicated starter feed, in light of its ability to prevent animals from developing cocci oocysts, and promote immunity.
No staphylococcus aureus was observed on the surface of samples at magnification of X100, while as the magnification was increased up to X5000, the typical cocci shape of staphylococcus aureus were clearly observed on the samples.
Gram positive cocci were showing resistance ranging from 9% to 87%.
Capece M (1), Cocci A (2), Russo G (3), Cito G (2), Giubilei G (4), Cacciamani G (5), Garaffa G (6), Falcone M (7), Timpano M (7), Tasso G (2), Sessa F (2), Campi R (2), Di Maida F (2), Cai T (8), Morelli G (9), Giammusso B (3), Verze P (1), Palmieri A (1), Ralph D (6), Mirone V (1), Mondaini N (10)
Gram-positive anaerobic cocci (GPAC) have influenced extensive taxonomic changes among anaerobic bacteria in the recent past due to advancement in molecular identification methods.
All 240 (n=240) of the strains were gram positive cocci and were catalase, coagulase and DNAse positive.
Postmortem and microscopic examination revealed vegetative endocarditis and aortic thrombosis associated with large numbers of gram-positive cocci. Myocarditis and extensive necrotic hepatitis were also noticed.
Gram stain revealed pleomorphic, Gram-positive cocci in chain.
The most common genus of bacteria was Gramnegative bacilli (53.6%) followed by Gram-negative cocci (26.0%) and Gram-positive cocci (14.4%).
Gram staining of an intra-articular aspirate obtained that day from the affected knee showed Gram-variable cocci. The aspirate was cultured under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.