coccus

noun coc·cus \ ˈkä-kəs \

Definition of coccus

plural cocci play \ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē; ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē\
: a spherical bacterium

coccal

play \ˈkä-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of coccus

New Latin, from Greek kokkos


-coccus

noun combining form

Definition of -coccus

plural -cocci
: berry-shaped microorganism
  • micrococcus

Origin and Etymology of -coccus

New Latin


COCCUS Defined for Kids

coccus

noun coc·cus \ ˈkä-kəs \

Definition of coccus for Students

plural cocci \ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē; ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē\
: a bacterium shaped like a ball

Medical Dictionary

coccus

noun coc·cus \ ˈkäk-əs \

medical Definition of coccus

plural cocci \ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī also -(ˌ)(s)ē\
1 : a spherical bacterium
2 : cochineal

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