betacoccus

noun
be·​ta·​coc·​cus | \ ˈbē-tə-ˌkä-kəs \
plural betacocci\ ˈbē-​tə-​ˌkä-​ˌkī , -​kē , -​ˌkäk-​ˌsī , -​sē \

Definition of betacoccus

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a heterofermentative streptococcus

Betacoccus

Be·​ta·​coc·​cus | \ ˈbē-tə-ˌkä-kəs \

Definition of Betacoccus (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of leuconostoc

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History and Etymology for betacoccus

Noun

New Latin, from Latin beta beet + New Latin coccus

New Latin, from Latin beta beet + New Latin coccus

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“Betacoccus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/betacoccus. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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