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coccus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coccus  \Coc"cus\,  n.;  pl  {Cocci}.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  grain,  seed. 
  See  {Cochineal}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  One  of  the  separable  carpels  of  a  dry  fruit. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  hemipterous  insects,  including  scale 
  insects,  and  the  cochineal  insect  ({Coccus  cacti}). 
 
  3.  (Biol.)  A  form  of  bacteria,  shaped  like  a  globule. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coccus 
  n  :  any  spherical  or  nearly  spherical  bacteria  [syn:  {cocci}] 




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