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Meaning of COCCUS

Pronunciation:  'kâkus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria

COCCUS is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cocci
 See Also: eubacteria, eubacterium, staph, staphylococci, staphylococcus, true bacteria



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Biology Dictionary
  1. Spherical bacterial cells.
  2. A bacterium with a rounded or spherical shape.
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