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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.
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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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(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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n (pl -ci) diplococo
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Effect of splenectomy on the susceptibility of mice inoculated with Diplococcus pneumoniae.
Neisseria meningitidis is a gram-negative diplococcus that can cause severe invasive infections.
Massive leukocytes were seen in microscopy and diplococcus that makes gram-positive chain was noticed but not acid fast bacilli and tuberculosis culture concluded as negative.
Majority of the bacterial isolates identified were gram positive Bacillus sp., Clostridium, Streptococcus, Diplococcus, and Micrococcus.
Neisseria meningitidis is a gram-negative diplococcus exclusively infecting humans.
It is a fastidious, encapsulated, aerobic, gram-negative diplococcus and kidney/ coffee/bean shaped bacteria that appears on media as gray in color, round, moist, glistering, convex and smooth with an edge that is clearly defined.
Neisseria meningitidis is a gram-negative aerobic diplococcus, a cause of bacterial meningitis and meningococcemia worldwide [1].
Moraxella catarrhalis is a kidney-shaped gram-negative diplococcus. Haemophilus influenzae in Gram staining is observed as gram-negative coccobacilli.
Streptococcus pneumonia is an alpha-hemolytic Gram-positive encapsulated aerobic diplococcus bacterium that is the main causative pathogen of community-acquired respiratory tract infections.
Neisseria meningitidis is a Gram-negative, facultative, aerobic, or anaerobic diplococcus. It was isolated for the first time by Anton Weischselbaum in 1887 in the cerebrospinal fluid of a meningitis patient [1].
Articular fluid analyses show 80.000 cells count and a Gram-negative diplococcus. Laboratory analysis shows White Blood Cells count of 17660, C-Reactive Protein (CRP) of 62 mg/L, and an Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate of 17mm/hr.