Meaning of micrococcus

mi•cro•coc•cus

Pronunciation: (mī"kru-kok'us), [key]
— pl. -coc•ci
  1. any spherical bacterium of the genus Micrococcus, occurring in irregular masses, many species of which are pigmented and are saprophytic or parasitic.
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