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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


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
Diplococcus pneumoniae, pneumococcus - bacterium causing pneumonia in mice and humans


n (pl -ci) diplococo
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These 2 cell projections facilitate the adhesion of diplococci to the endothelium and help meningococci to resist the shear stress and blood flow existing in capillaries and microvessels.
Gram-positive diplococci appearance in gram-stained smears were assessed as streptococci.
The presence of Gram-Negative Intracellular Diplococci (GNID) on urethral smear is indicative of gonorrhoea infection, which is frequently accompanied by chlamydial infection.
pneumoniae is gram-positive diplococci, having kidney shaped morphology which is examined by gram staining technique.
Result of Oxidaze test in3 groups Oxidaze Oxidaze G - diplococci Number Specimen pos Neg 23 29 52 150 Vaginal discharge 14 8 22 100 D&C 16 3 19 50 Spontaneous abortion Table 2.
gonorrheae, Gram-negative diplococci are seen with numerous inflammatory cells.
An autopsy was performed on January 30, and on January 31, the medical examiner reported Gram-negative diplococci in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
7) For gonorrhea it was required isolation of Gram-negative intracellular diplococci by culture from a clinical specimen (a urethral smear obtained from a male or an endocervical smear obtained from a female).
The discharge results were negative for trichomonads and Gram-negative diplococci were not visible within phagocytes, direct microscopic fungi tests were negative, and cultures for general bacteria, gonococci, Ureaplasma urealyticum , and fungi showed negative results.
gonorrhea was diagnosed by culture (modified Thayer-Martin medium) and/or positive Gram-stained of endocervical swabs for Gram-negative diplococci.
Gram stain of the CSF revealed no inflammatory cells with numerous gram-positive diplococci and rare to few round yeast cells.
15) evaluated the conjunctival flora of patients prior to cataract surgery and found that diabetic patients had a higher prevalence of Klebsiella pneumoniae and gram-negative diplococci than non-diabetic patients.