- a bacterium of a spherical shape
- any of the carpels, containing one seed, into which compound fruits split when ripe
Origin of coccusModern Latin from Classical Greek kokkos, a kernel, seed, berry
Origin of coccusNew Latin from Greek kokkos grain, seed
Origin of -coccusFrom coccus
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek κόκκος (kokkos, “grain, seed”)
The equivalent taxonomic names of the genera are capitalized.
New Latin coccus, from Ancient Greek ÎºÏŒÎºÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (kokkos, “grain, seed")