Definition of Coccus

1. Noun. Any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria.

Exact synonyms: Cocci
Generic synonyms: Eubacteria, Eubacterium, True Bacteria
Specialized synonyms: Staph, Staphylococci, Staphylococcus
Derivative terms: Coccal

Definition of Coccus

1. n. One of the separable carpels of a dry fruit.

Definition of Coccus

1. Noun. Any approximately spherical bacterium ¹

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Definition of Coccus

1. a spherical bacterium [n COCCI] : COCCOUS [adj]

Medical Definition of Coccus

1. A bacterium with a rounded or spherical shape. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coccus

cocculus indicus
coccus (current term)
coccygeal body
coccygeal bone
coccygeal cornua
coccygeal dimple
coccygeal fistula
coccygeal foveola
coccygeal ganglion
coccygeal gland
coccygeal horn

Literary usage of Coccus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1901)
"Ins., established hesperidum as the type of the genus coccus. I have not been able to find that any of the writers between the appearance of the work of ..."

2. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"They arc used chiefly for giving a red colour to tinctures, Ac. They were, at one time, esteemed astringent, stimulant, diuretic, and anodyne. coccus ..."

3. Science Papers: Chiefly Pharmacological and Botanical by Daniel Hanbury (1876)
"7, 1853,1 proposing at the same time the name of coccus Sinensis for the new insect. The imperfect condition of the specimens and the want of the male ..."

4. Report on the Injurious Insects and Other Animals Observed in the Midland by Walter Edward Collinge (1908)
"THE FELTED BEECH coccus. ... if possible, the tree should be sprayed with the Vi Fluid, which had been used for the Felted Beech coccus. THE HOP APHIS. ..."

5. The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London by Royal Entomological Society of London (1812)
"Observations on the coccus Vitis ; with Remarks on some other Insects ofthat destructive Genus. By AH HAWORTH, PES &cc. Read September 1807. ..."

6. The Utilization of Minute Life: Being Practical Studies on Insects by Thomas Lamb Phipson (1864)
"The Kermes—Latreille and his genus coccuscoccus ilicis—Crimson of the Romans—Brussels and Flemish Tapestries—coccus ..."

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