Coccaceae

plural noun Coc·ca·ce·ae \ kəˈkāsēˌē , käˈ- \

Definition of Coccaceae

in some classifications
: a family of bacteria comprising those more or less spherical in shape now rarely regarded as a natural assemblage — compare bacillaceae , bacteriaceae

coccaceous

\-ˈkāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of coccaceae

New Latin, from cocc- + -aceae


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