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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

(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.

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.
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The main inhabited species of vaginal environment of mares are Lactobacterium, Bifidobacterium, Sarcina, Corynebacterium, partially Diplococcus, Streptococcus and Staphylococcus.
"Evidence for enhanced cellular uptake and binding of thyroxine in vivo during acute infection with Diplococcus pneumoniae." J Clin Invest, 1972; 51:788.
The organisms isolated from the 22 different varieties of samples are Saccharomyces, Aspergillus, Rhizopus, Staphylococcus, Klebsiella, Streptococcus, Bacillus, Escherichia, Pseudomonas, Salmonella and Diplococcus. The percentage of occurrence of Aspergillus and Streptococcus (100), Staphylococcus(86.6) ,Pseudomonas(77.27), E.coli(59.09),Salmonella(36.36), Bacillus(36.6), Saccharomyces(31.81), Rhizopus(27.27), Klebsiella(22.72) and Diplococcus(4.54) in studied crops.
The 4th block contained the variables: identification of etiological agent using Gram (Gram positive diplococcus) and the initial antibiotic regimen.
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a gram-positive diplococcus with a polysaccharide capsule that helps protect it from host-defense mechanisms; 90 capsular serotypes have been identified.
Microbes identified: The microbial species identified from degrading polythene bags were Bacillus sp., Staphylococcus sp., Streptococcus sp., Diplococcus sp., and Micrococcus sp.
It was isolated by Anton Weichselbaum in 1887 and designated as Diplococcus intracellularis meningitidis.
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.
Acinetobacter was most likely first described as Diplococcus mucosus in 1908.
Pneumococcal resistance has been reported for [beta]-lactams, macrolides, chloramphenicol, and sulfonamides.[6] The advent and increasing incidence of DRSP, a fastidious [alpha]-hemolytic, Gram-positive encapsulated diplococcus, has prompted changes in lab testing techniques.
This child was shown to have a gram-negative Diplococcus infection by microscopic analysis of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample.