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mi·cro·coc·cus

 (mī′krō-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. mi·cro·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
Any of various spherical, aerobic, gram-positive bacteria of the genus Micrococcus that are usually nonmotile and occur in pairs, tetrads, or irregular clusters.

mi′cro·coc′cal (-kŏk′əl) adj.
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micrococcus

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
(Microbiology) any spherical Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Micrococcus: family Micrococcaceae
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mi•cro•coc•cus

(ˌmaɪ krəˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
any spherical bacterium of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in irregular masses, many species of which are pigmented and are saprophytic or parasitic.
[< New Latin (1872); see micro-, coccus]
mi`cro•coc′cal, mi`cro•coc′cic (-ˈkɒk sɪk) adj.
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Noun1.micrococcus - type genus of the family MicrococcaceaeMicrococcus - type genus of the family Micrococcaceae
bacteria genus - a genus of bacteria
family Micrococcaceae, Micrococcaceae - spherical or elliptical usually aerobic eubacteria that produce yellow or orange or red pigment; includes toxin-producing forms as well as harmless commensals and saprophytes
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mi·cro·coc·cus

n. micrococo, microorganismo.
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She discovered that the Reading bands were harbouring around 9,000 micrococci and 2,000 staphylococci - a bacterium that can cause boils, food poisoning or infections.
Furthermore, it harbored the highest number of heterotrophs, pseudomonads, enteric species, staphylococci and micrococci. The draining rack was found to be more heavily contaminated than the sink drain, harboring higher numbers of all the microorganisms mentioned above.
Results: The organisms detected in the participants were coagulase negative Staphylococcus and Staphylococcus aureus, Viridans streptococci, diphtheroids, micrococci, bacteroides, and Klebsiella by culture.
In 1884, Italian pathologists Ettore Marchiafava and Angelo Celli described intracellular micrococci in cerebrospinal fluid, and in 1887, Anton Wiechselbaum identified the meningococcus (designated as Diplococcus intracellularis meningitidis) in cerebrospinal fluid and established the connection between the organism and epidemic meningitis.
Schleifer, "Isolation and characterization of micrococci from human skin, including two new species: Micrococcus lylae and Micrococcus kristinae," International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, vol.
Comparison of various methods for differentiation of staphylococci and micrococci. J Clin Microbiol.
Tests on two bands on a fan's wrists since Reading Festival in 2013, showed they were home to around 9,000 micrococci and 2,000 staphylococci bacteria.