The presence of diplococci in the blood; used especially in referring to Neisseria meningitidis (meningococci) in circulating blood.
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diplococcemiaA nonspecific term for the finding of diplococcal bacterial forms in the general circulation; meningococcemia is the preferred term, with diplococcemia little used in the working medical parlance.
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diplococcemia(dĭp″lō-kŏk-sē′mē-ă) [″ + kokkos, berry, + haima, blood]
The presence of diplococci in the blood.
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