pneumococcus definition

  • noun:
    • A nonmotile, gram-positive bacterium (Streptococcus pneumoniae) this is the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia, involving meningitis along with other infectious conditions.
    • A gram-positive bacterium, Streptococcus pneumoniae, that creates pneumonia alongside infectious diseases
    • a kind of micrococcus found in the sputum (and elsewhere) of persons struggling with pneumonia, and thought to be the explanation for this infection.
    • A diplococcus that will be viewed as the causative aspect of acute croupous pneumonia. Additionally termed diplococcus pneumoni√¶ or Fraenkel's pneumococcus. See diplococcus.
    • bacterium causing pneumonia in mice and humans

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