Definition of Pneumococcus

1. Noun. Bacterium causing pneumonia in mice and humans.

Exact synonyms: Diplococcus Pneumoniae
Generic synonyms: Diplococcus
Derivative terms: Pneumococcal



Definition of Pneumococcus

1. n. A form of micrococcus found in the sputum (and elsewhere) of persons suffering with pneumonia, and thought to be the cause of this disease.

Definition of Pneumococcus

1. Noun. A gram-positive bacterium, ''Streptococcus pneumoniae'', that causes pneumonia and other infectious diseases ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pneumococcus

1. [n -COCCI]

Medical Definition of Pneumococcus

1. A genus of bacteria that is typified by gram-positive staining and a coccal shape (round) that are usually observed microscopically in pairs. A common cause of pneumonia. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pneumococcus

pneumocholecystitis
pneumococcaemia
pneumococcal
pneumococcal/suppurative keratitis
pneumococcal empyema
pneumococcal infections
pneumococcal pneumonia
pneumococcal pneumonia immunization
pneumococcal polysaccharide
pneumococcal vaccine
pneumococci
pneumococcidal
pneumococcolysis
pneumococcosis
pneumococcosuria
pneumococcus (current term)
pneumocolon
pneumoconioses
pneumoconiosis
pneumoconiosis of coal workers
pneumocranium
pneumocystis
pneumocystis carinii infections
pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
pneumocystis pneumonia
pneumocystography
pneumocystoses
pneumocystosis
pneumocyte

Literary usage of Pneumococcus

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1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"10.25 am Intratracheal injection of 0.001 cc. of 18 hour broth culture of pneumococcus Type I (in 1 cc. of broth). 4 pm Appears well. ..."

2. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1921)
"... several years gave the following findings: MICRO-ORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH LOBAR PNEUMONIA NUMBER OF CASES. pneumococcus 754 Streptococcus pyogenes 7 H. ..."

3. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1914)
"It is also known, after its discoverer, as Frankel's pneumococcus. In considering the relations of this organism to the production of pneumonia, ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"In human pneumococcus infections, primarily local, the cocci may go over into the blood and multiply there. If only a few reach the blood, and there be no ..."

5. Journal of the American Medical Association by American Medical Association (1890)
"In the culture of the pneumococcus we simulate the conditions that are present in the buccal cavity. There the ptomaine, as fast as formed, is removed, ..."

6. Diagnostic Methods, Chemical, Bacteriological and Microscopical: A Text-book by Ralph Waldo Webster (1920)
"Transition forms from the pneumococcus to the streptococcus and vice versa are observed under certain cultural conditions, so that it is often a more than ..."

7. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"10.25 am Intratracheal injection of 0.001 cc. of 18 hour broth culture of pneumococcus Type I (in 1 cc. of broth). 4 pm Appears well. ..."

8. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1921)
"... several years gave the following findings: MICRO-ORGANISMS ASSOCIATED WITH LOBAR PNEUMONIA NUMBER OF CASES. pneumococcus 754 Streptococcus pyogenes 7 H. ..."

9. A Text-book of General Bacteriology by Edwin Oakes Jordan (1914)
"It is also known, after its discoverer, as Frankel's pneumococcus. In considering the relations of this organism to the production of pneumonia, ..."

10. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"In human pneumococcus infections, primarily local, the cocci may go over into the blood and multiply there. If only a few reach the blood, and there be no ..."

11. Journal of the American Medical Association by American Medical Association (1890)
"In the culture of the pneumococcus we simulate the conditions that are present in the buccal cavity. There the ptomaine, as fast as formed, is removed, ..."

12. Diagnostic Methods, Chemical, Bacteriological and Microscopical: A Text-book by Ralph Waldo Webster (1920)
"Transition forms from the pneumococcus to the streptococcus and vice versa are observed under certain cultural conditions, so that it is often a more than ..."

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