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diplococcus


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Micrococcus  \Mi`cro*coc"cus\,  n.;  pl  {Micrococci}.  [NL.  See 
  {Micro-},  and  {Coccus}.]  (Biol.) 
  A  genus  of  {Spherobacteria},  in  the  form  of  very  small 
  globular  or  oval  cells,  forming,  by  transverse  division, 
  filaments,  or  chains  of  cells,  or  in  some  cases  single 
  organisms  shaped  like  dumb-bells  ({Diplococcus}),  all  without 
  the  power  of  motion.  See  Illust.  of  {Ascoccus}. 
 
  Note:  Physiologically,  micrococci  are  divided  into  three 
  groups;  chromogenic,  characterized  by  their  power  of 
  forming  pigment;  zymogenic,  including  those  associated 
  with  definite  chemical  processes;  and  pathogenic,  those 
  connected  with  disease. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diplococcus  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diplococcus 
  n  :  gram-positive  bacteria  usually  occurring  in  pairs 




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