peptococcus

noun

pep·​to·​coc·​cus ˌpep-tə-ˈkäk-əs How to pronounce peptococcus (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of anaerobic gram-positive coccal bacteria that do not form spores and are now considered to comprise a single species (P. niger)
2
plural peptococci -ˈkäk-ˌ(s)ī How to pronounce peptococcus (audio) : any bacterium of the genus Peptococcus

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“Peptococcus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/peptococcus. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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