Definitions for: Diplococcus


[n] gram-positive bacteria usually occurring in pairs



Webster (1913) Definition: Dip`lo*coc"cus, n.; pl. Diplococci. [NL., fr.
Gr. ? twofold + ? grain, seed.] (Biol.)
A form of micrococcus in which cocci are united in a binary
manner. See Micrococcus.

See Also: bacteria, bacterium, Diplococcus pneumoniae, genus Diplococcus, pneumococcus

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