coccus

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noun coc·cus \ˈkä-kəs\

Definition of coccus

plural

cocci

play \ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē; ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē\
  1. :  a spherical bacterium

coccal

play \ˈkä-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of coccus

New Latin, from Greek kokkos


First Known Use: 1888


-coccus

noun combining form coc·cus

Definition of -coccus

plural

-cocci

  1. :  berry-shaped microorganism <micrococcus>

Origin and Etymology of -coccus

New Latin


COCCUS Defined for Kids

coccus

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noun coc·cus \ˈkä-kəs\

Definition of coccus for Students

plural

cocci

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


Medical Dictionary

coccus

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noun coc·cus \ˈkäk-əs\

Medical Definition of coccus

plural

cocci

\ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī also -(ˌ)(s)ē\play play
  1. 1:  a spherical bacterium

  2. 2:  cochineal


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