pneumococcus

noun pneu·mo·coc·cus \ ˌnü-mə-ˈkä-kəs , ˌnyü- \

Definition of pneumococcus

plural pneumococci play \-ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē; -ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē\
:a bacterium (Streptococcus pneumoniae) that causes an acute pneumonia involving one or more lobes of the lung

pneumococcal

play \-ˈkä-kəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of pneumococcus

New Latin


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pneumococcus

noun pneu·mo·coc·cus \ ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈkäk-əs \

medical Definition of pneumococcus

plural pneumococci play \-ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī\
:a bacterium of the genus Streptococcus (S. pneumoniae) that causes an acute pneumonia involving one or more lobes of the lung

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