cocci

noun
coc·​ci | \ˈkäk-sē \

Definition of cocci 

: coccidioidomycosis Though most of us have never heard of it, cases of cocci … are skyrocketing everywhere from Phoenix to California's San Joaquin Valley …— Jim Thornton

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Those dust storms can kick up dirt and soil that carry fungal spores called Coccidioides, or cocci. Nathan J. Fish, azcentral, "Another dust-storm season, another reminder about valley fever," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of cocci

1958, in the meaning defined above

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cocci

noun
coc·​ci | \ˈkäk-sē \

Medical Definition of cocci 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: coccidioidomycosis Though most of us have never heard of it, cases of cocci … are skyrocketing everywhere from Phoenix to California's San Joaquin Valley …— Jim Thornton, National Geographic Adventure, May 2004

cocci

coc·​ci | \ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī also -(ˌ)(s)ē \

Medical Definition of cocci (Entry 2 of 2)

plural of coccus

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