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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.
luteus was used as a surrogate for Gram-positive cocci, because M.
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Histologic evaluation of the ventral keel lesion revealed evidence of chronic heterophilic dermatitis with multinucleated giant cells and bacterial rods and cocci.
However, the bacterium can exhibit variability and pleomorphism on Gram staining: forms range from bacilli in nutrient-depleted media to cocci arranged in short chains in nutrient-rich media (1,2).
In contrast with the lactic acid-producing cocci, lactobacilli play a more important role in promoting lactic acid fermentation over long periods of time (Pang et al.
The highest acidity limit level was observed for the rod strains--235-357[degrees]T, and the lowest one for the cocci (92-142[degrees]T).
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A culture grew [beta]-hemolytic streptococci, anaerobic gram-positive cocci, and Staphylococcus haemolyticus.
The original Gram stain showing purulence with intracellular gram-positive cocci, yeast, and beaded gram-positive bacilli was consistent with aspiration pneumonia.
The most common morphology was cocci (other morphologies were rods and spore-forming rods).
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