Coccus meaning

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Gonococcus.

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A bacterium having a spherical or spheroidal shape.
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A microorganism of spherical or spheroidal shape.

Streptococcus.

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A bacterium of a spherical shape.
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Any of the carpels, containing one seed, into which compound fruits split when ripe.
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A bacterium having a spherical or spheroidal shape.
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Any of various bacteria having a round or ovoid form such as streptococcus or staphylococcus , usually grouped in chains.
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Any approximately spherical bacterium.
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Origin of coccus

  • New Latin from Greek kokkos grain, seed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From coccus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin coccus, from Ancient Greek κόκκος (kokkos, “grain, seed")

    From Wiktionary

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek κόκκος (kokkos, “grain, seed”)

    From Wiktionary