micrococcus

noun mi·cro·coc·cus \ ˌmī-krō-ˈkä-kəs \

Definition of micrococcus

plural micrococci play \-ˈkäk-(ˌ)sī, -(ˌ)sē; -ˈkä-(ˌ)kī, -(ˌ)kē\
:a small spherical bacterium; especially :any of a genus (Micrococcus) of gram-positive chiefly harmless bacteria that typically occur in irregular clusters

micrococcal

play \-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of micrococcus

New Latin


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micrococcus

noun mi·cro·coc·cus \ ˌmī-krō-ˈkäk-əs \

medical Definition of micrococcus

1 capitalized :a large genus (the type genus of the family Micrococcaceae) of nonmotile gram-positive spherical bacteria that occur in tetrads or irregular clusters and include nonpathogenic forms (as M. luteus) that are typically harmless saprophytes on human skin but may cause opportunistic skin infections in immunocompromised individuals
2 plural micrococci play \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī\ :a small spherical bacterium; especially :any bacterium of the genus Micrococcus

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