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Meaning of diplococcus

dip•lo•coc•cus

Pronunciation: (dip"lu-kok'us), [key]
— pl. -coc•ci
  1. any of several spherical bacteria occurring in pairs, as Diplococcus pneumoniae.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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