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Diplococcus

 [dip″lo-kok´us]
former name for a genus of bacteria of the tribe Streptococceae. D. pneumo´niae is now called Streptococcus pneumoniae.

diplococcus

 [dip″lo-kok´us] (pl. diplococ´�ci)
1. any of the spherical, lance-shaped, or coffee bean–shaped bacteria occurring usually in pairs as a result of incomplete separation after cell division in a single plane.
2. any organism of the genus Diplococcus.

Diplococcus

(dip'lō-kok'ŭs),
Species of this former genus of bacteria are now assigned to other genera. Diplococcus pneumoniae, the type species of Diplococcus, is a member of the genus Streptococcus. See: Neisseria, Peptococcus, Streptococcus.
[diplo- + G. kokkos, berry]

dip·lo·coc·cus

, pl.

dip·lo·coc·ci

(dip'lō-kok'ŭs, dip'lō-kok'ŭs),
1. Spheric or ovoid bacterial cells joined together in pairs.
2. Common name of any organism belonging to the former bacterial genus Diplococcus.
[diplo- + G. kokkos, berry]

Diplococcus

/Dip·lo·coc·cus/ (-kok´us) former name for a genus of bacteria of the tribe Streptococceae. D. pneumo´niae is now called Streptococcus pneumoniae.

diplococcus

/dip·lo·coc·cus/ (-kok´us) pl. diplococ´ci  
1. any of the spherical, lanceolate, or coffee-bean–shaped bacteria occurring usually in pairs as a result of incomplete separation after cell division in a single plane.
2. an organism of the genus Diplococcus.

diplococcus

(dĭp′lō-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. diplo·cocci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
Any of various paired spherical bacteria, including those of the genus Diplococcus, some of which are pathogenic.

dip′lo·coc′cal (-kŏk′əl), dip′lo·coc′cic (-kŏk′sĭk, -kŏk′ĭk) adj.

diplococcus

[dip′lōkok′əs] pl, diplococci
Etymology: Gk, diploos, double, kokkos, berry
1 n, a member of the Coccaceae family that occurs in pairs because of incomplete cell division. Diplococci are often found as parasites or saprophytes.
2 adj, describing bacteria of the Coccaceae family, which occur as pairs of cocci. Examples include Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria gonorrheae, and N. meningitidis.

dip·lo·coc·cus

, pl. diplococci (dip'lō-kok'ŭs)
Spheric or ovoid bacterial cells joined together in pairs.
[diplo- + G. kokkos, berry]

diplococcus

Any one of the various cocci that occur in pairs, as does Neisseria gonorrhoeae that causes gonorrhoea.

diplococcus

(pl. diplococci) bacterial cocci that remain together in pairs after reproducing. Bacteria such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes GONORRHOEA, and Neisseria meningitidis that causes one type of MENINGITIS, are examples. See also COCCUS, STREPTOCOCCUS.
Diplococcus genus of spherical or ovoid bacteria, joined in pairs

Diplococcus

former name for a genus of bacteria (tribe Streptococcaceae). The species have been assigned other names. See streptococcuspneumoniae.

diplococcus

pl. diplococci. Any of the spherical bacteria occurring usually in pairs as a result of incomplete separation after cell division in a single plane.
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Evidence for enhanced cellular uptake and binding of thyroxine in vivo during acute infection with Diplococcus pneumoniae.
In this study, presence of Gram-positive diplococcus was also found to be significantly associated with death, although after adjustments for other laboratory variables, this association was removed from the final model.
N meningitidis is a gram-negative diplococcus that colonizes the upper respiratory tract and is transmitted from person to person by respiratory tract droplets.
Acinetobacter was most likely first described as Diplococcus mucosus in 1908.
Disease transmission Neisseria meningitidis is a gram-negative diplococcus that colonizes the upper respiratory tract and is transmitted from person to person via respiratory-tract droplets.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) is a Gram-negative diplococcus that commonly infects the mucosa of the urethra, cervix, rectum, and throat.
This child was shown to have a gram-negative Diplococcus infection by microscopic analysis of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample.