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cocci

 [kok´si] (L.)
a plural of coccus.

coc·ci

(kok'sī), Avoid the mispronunciation kok'ī.
Plural of coccus.

cocci

/coc·ci/ (kok´si) plural of coccus.

cocci

(kŏk′sī, kŏk′ī)
n.
Plural of coccus.

coccus

[kok′əs] pl. cocci
Etymology: Gk, kokkos, berry
a bacterium that is round, spheric, or oval, such as gonococcus, pneumococcus, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. coccal, adj.

coc·ci

(kok'sī)
Plural of coccus.

cocci

round, spheroid or ovoid bacteria

cocci

[L.] plural of coccus.
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Streptococcus alactolyticus a Gram-positive cocci, alpha-haemolytic, nonmotile and non-pigmented.
Beginning in 2005, cocci began tearing through the populations of several Central Valley prisons.
The contract of the landmark's management was negotiated by Dentons partners Meghan Cocci and Carol Anne Been.
Gram stain was done to see for the characteristic morphology of Gram positive cocci in pairs or short chains.
Adrienne Cocci, a resident of Sterling and a health sciences major in the Class of 2013, was named to dean's list in School of Health Sciences and Human Performance; and Gwen Fernau, a resident of Clinton and a communication, management and design major in the Class of 2014, was named to dean's list in Roy H.
However, the bacterium can exhibit variability and pleomorphism on Gram staining: forms range from bacilli in nutrient-depleted media to cocci arranged in short chains in nutrient-rich media (1,2).
The test, running on the GeneXpert system, identifies the bacteria in blood culture bottles showing gram-positive cocci in clusters in around an hour, the company added.
An adult-size toothbrush grew gram-negative bacilli, and a child-size toothbrush grew gram-positive cocci, which was identified as Staphylococcus.
Sixteen of the 20 strains were rod-shaped of varying lengths while four were cocci (L12, L13, L14 and L15).