pediococcus

noun
ped·​io·​coc·​cus | \ ˌpedēəˈkäkəs \

Definition of pediococcus

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

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History and Etymology for pediococcus

New Latin, from pedi- entry 2 + -coccus

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“Pediococcus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pediococcus. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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