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Meaning of coccus

coc•cus

Pronunciation: (kok'us), [key]
— pl. -ci
  1. a spherical bacterium. See diag. under
  2. one of the carpels of a schizocarp.

-coccus

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form representingin compound words: streptococcus.
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