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dip·lo·coc·cus

 (dĭp′lō-kŏk′əs)
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.
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diplococcus

(ˌdɪpləʊˈkɒkəs)
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
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dip•lo•coc•cus

(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.
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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
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diplococcus

n (pl -ci) diplococo
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"Further microscopic examination of the cell arrangements of the yellow colonies, found on plates 1, 4, 24, 28, 36, 43, 46, 49, 53, 56, 68, 71, and 77, were diplococcic and in tetrads, which means that this was most likely a hand bacterium known as Micrococcus luteus (Greenblatt et al., 2004).
Gram-negative diplococcic, later reported as Neisseria meningitidis, was isolated from blood and cerebrospinal fluid cultures.
Arora and Kalra D.S., "A note on the isolation of Klebsiella pneumonae and Diplococcic from cases of bronchopneumonia in camels," Indian journal of animal science, vol.