pneumococcus


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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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