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coc•cus



Pronunciation: (kok'us), [key]
n.,
pl. -ciPronunciation: (-sī, -sē). [key]

1. Bacteriol.a spherical bacterium. See diag. under bacteria.
2. Bot.one of the carpels of a schizocarp.

-coccus




a combining form representing coccus in compound words: streptococcus.

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