Medical Dictionary


noun dip·lo·coc·cus \-ˈkäk-əs\

Medical Definition of DIPLOCOCCUS

:  any of various encapsulated bacteria (as the pneumococcus) that usually occur in pairs and that were formerly grouped in a single taxon (genus Diplococcus) but are now all assigned to other genera
dip·lo·coc·cal \-əl\ adjective


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