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diplococcus

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
April 28, 2015
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a word formed by the blending of words
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