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pneumococcus

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noun, pneu·mo·coc·cus \ˌnü-mə-ˈkä-kəs, ˌnyü-\

Definition of pneumococcus

plural pneumococciplay \-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē; -ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē\

  1. :  a bacterium (Streptococcus pneumoniae) that causes an acute pneumonia involving one or more lobes of the lung

pneumococcal play \-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective


Origin of pneumococcus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1890


Medical Dictionary

pneumococcus

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noun pneu·mo·coc·cus \ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈkäk-əs\

Medical Definition of pneumococcus

plural pneumococci \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī\play

  1. :  a bacterium of the genus Streptococcus (S. pneumoniae) that causes an acute pneumonia involving one or more lobes of the lung




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