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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.
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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]
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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.
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dip·lo·coc·cus

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

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