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pneu·mo·coc·cus

 (no͞o′mə-kŏk′əs, nyo͞o′-)
n. pl. pneu·mo·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
A nonmotile, gram-positive bacterium (Streptococcus pneumoniae) that is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia and is a cause of meningitis and other infectious diseases.

pneu′mo·coc′cal (-kŏk′əl) adj.

pneumococcus

(ˌnjuːməʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒkaɪ)
(Pathology) a spherical bacterium that occurs in the respiratory tract, esp the Gram-positive Diplococcus pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia
ˌpneumoˈcoccal adj

pneu•mo•coc•cus

(ˌnu məˈkɒk əs, ˌnyu-)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
a bacterium, Streptococcus (Diplococcus) pneumoniae, that invades the respiratory tract and is a major cause of pneumonia.
[1885–90; < New Latin; see pneumo-, -coccus]
pneu`mo•coc′cal (-ˈkɒk əl) pneu`mo•coc′cic (-ˈkɒk sɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pneumococcus - bacterium causing pneumonia in mice and humanspneumococcus - bacterium causing pneumonia in mice and humans
diplococcus - Gram-positive bacteria usually occurring in pairs
Translations

pneu·mo·coc·cus

n. L. neumococo, microorganismo o tipo de bacteria gram-positiva que causa neumonía aguda y otras infecciones del tracto respiratorio superior.

pneumococcus

n (pl -ci) neumococo
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The first description of fully penicillin-resistant and multiply-resistant pneumococci was made by Professor Hendrik Koornhof and his colleagues at Baragwanath Hospital, Soweto, South Africa and reported in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1978.
Klugman recently wrote in a letter to the editor (Science 2007;316:49-50), citing historical evidence of culturable pneumococci in the blood of at least half of the survivors and victims of influenza (Br.