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

Definition of Coccaceae

in some classifications

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


\-ˈkāshəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of coccaceae

New Latin, from cocc- + -aceae

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a brief usually trivial fact

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