micrococci


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mi·cro·coc·ci

(mī'krō-kok'sī),
Plural of micrococcus.

mi·cro·coc·ci

(mī'krō-kok'sī)
Plural of micrococcus.

micrococcus

(mī″krō-kŏk′ŭs) plural.micrococci
An organism of the genus Micrococcus.

micrococci

any bacteria belonging to the family Micrococcaceae.
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10-18] The only organisms recovered were diphtheroids, coagulase-negative staphylococci, and micrococci.
Nevertheless, micrococci have been reported as emerging pathogens in immunocompromised patients and have been described in severe infections (1-4).
The traditional identification of the micrococci is based on their susceptibility to lysozyme and bacitracin and their resistance to lysostaphin and nitrofurantoin, in contrast to staphylococci, which display the opposite pat tern.
Since early reports of endocarditis caused by gram-positive cocci that appear in tetrads and packets often did not reliably differentiate between micrococci and phenotypically similar microorganisms, such as coagulase-negative staphylococci, the frequency of micrococcal endocarditis is difficult to ascertain and might be underestimated.