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micrococcus

noun mi·cro·coc·cus \ˌmī-krō-ˈkä-kəs\
plural mi·cro·coc·ci\-ˈkäk-(ˌ)sī, -(ˌ)sē; -ˈkä-(ˌ)kī, -(ˌ)kē\

Definition of MICROCOCCUS

:  a small spherical bacterium; especially :  any of a genus (Micrococcus) of gram-positive chiefly harmless bacteria that typically occur in irregular clusters
mi·cro·coc·cal \-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective

Origin of MICROCOCCUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1870
Medical Dictionary

micrococcus

noun mi·cro·coc·cus \ˌmī-krō-ˈkäk-əs\

Medical Definition of MICROCOCCUS

1
capitalized :  a large genus (the type genus of the family Micrococcaceae) of nonmotile gram-positive spherical bacteria that occur in tetrads or irregular clusters and include nonpathogenic forms (as M. luteus) that are typically harmless saprophytes on human skin but may cause opportunistic skin infections in immunocompromised individuals
2
plural mi·cro·coc·ci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī\ :  a small spherical bacterium; especially :  any bacterium of the genus Micrococcus

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