pediococcus

noun

ped·​io·​coc·​cus
ˌpedēəˈkäkəs
1
capitalized in some classifications : a genus of micrococci (family Micrococcaceae) that grow in beer and wort producing clouding and acid
2
plural pediococci
-ˈkäˌkē,
-ä(ˌ)kē,
-äkˌsē,
-äk(ˌ)sē
: any member of the genus Pediococcus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from pedi- + -coccus

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“Pediococcus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pediococcus. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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