diplococcus definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different paired spherical micro-organisms, including those of genus Diplococcus, some of which are pathogenic.
    • A coccus that typically occurs in groups of two
    • a kind of micrococcus in which cocci are united in a binary way. See micrococcus.
    • In biology, a coupled spherule; a cell or comparable organism resulting from the process of conjugation of two or more cells.
    • [capitalized] A generic title erroneously applied by some authors to particular species of micrococcus where cells take place in pairs.
    • Gram-positive micro-organisms generally happening in sets
    • any one of different paired spherical micro-organisms, including those of the genus Diplococcus, several of that are pathogenic.
    • A coccus that usually does occur in groups of two
    • A form of micrococcus for which cocci tend to be united in a binary manner. See micrococcus.
    • In biology, a coupled spherule; a cell or similar organism resulting from the entire process of conjugation of several cells.
    • [capitalized] A generic title erroneously applied by some article authors to specific types of micrococcus where the cells occur in sets.
    • Gram-positive micro-organisms often happening in pairs

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