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

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Other Words from Coccaceae

coccaceous \ -​ˈkāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Coccaceae

New Latin, from cocc- + -aceae

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“Coccaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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