HyperDic: diplococcus

English > 1 sense of the word diplococcus:
NOUNanimaldiplococcusGram-positive bacteria usually occurring in pairs
English > diplococcus: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
MeaningGram-positive bacteria usually occurring in pairs.
Member ofgenus DiplococcusA genus of bacteria
Narrowerpneumococcus, Diplococcus pneumoniaebacterium causing pneumonia in mice and humans
Broaderbacteria, bacterium(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission

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