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diplococci

diplococci is a plural form of diplococcus

diplococcus (bacterium)

Definition:

a bacterium which usually occurs in pairs

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

diplococci

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

New Latin, genus name
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

diplococcus | diplococcocci [plural] | diplococcal [derived]

any of various spherical Gram-positive bacteria that occur in pairs, especially the genus "Diplococcus", such as "D. pneumoniae", which causes ... (20 of 261 words, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/diplococcus

Wikipedia:

Diplococcus | diplococci

a round bacterium that typically occurs in the form of two joined cells. Examples are gram-negative Neisseria sp., and gram-positive Streptococcus sp. and Staphylococcus sp.. Its name comes from diplo, meaning double, and coccus, meaning berry. In... (37 of 204 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

diplococcus | diplococci [plural] | Diplococcus [genus]

any of various encapsulated bacteria (as Streptococcus pneumoniae, a common cause of pneumonia) that usually occur in pairs and that were formerly ... (22 of 63 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/diplococcus

Oxford Dictionary:

diplococcus | diplococci [plural]

a bacterium that occurs as pairs of cocci, e.g. pneumococcus (10 of 32 words, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/diplococcus

American Heritage Dictionary:

diplococcus | diplococci [plural] | diplococcal [adjective, related] | diplococcic [adjective, related]

Any of various paired spherical bacteria, including those of the genus "Diplococcus", some of which are pathogenic. (17 of 30 words, pronunciations)

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New World Dictionary:

diplococcus | diplococcocci [plural] | diplococcal [related]

any of a group of parasitic, spherical bacteria occurring in pairs, as the pneumococcus that causes lobar pneumonia (18 of 29 words, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

diplococcus [bacteriology] | diplococcocci [plural]

any of several spherical bacteria occurring in pairs, as "Diplococcus pneumoniae". (11 of 22 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/diplococcus

Wiktionary:

diplococcus [microbiology] | diplococci [plural]

A coccus that typically occurs in groups of two (9 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/diplococcus

Britannica Encyclopedia:

bacteria | bacterium [singular]

any of a group of microscopic single-celled organisms that live in enormous numbers in almost every environment on the surface of Earth, from deep-sea ... (24 of 728 words, 26 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/48203​/bacteria

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bacteria [plural, biology] | bacterium [singular] | bacterial [adjective, related]

microorganisms (=very small living things) that consist of a single cell. Some types of bacteria cause diseases and others cause things to decay. (23 of 52 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bacteria

Cambridge Dictionary:

bacterium | bacteria [plural]

a type of very small organism that lives in air, earth, water, plants and animals, often one which causes a disease (21 of 50 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/bacterium

Encarta Dictionary:

diplococcus | diplococci [plural] | diplococcal [adjective, derived] | diplococcic [adjective, derived]

a spherical or ovoid bacterium that typically occurs in pairs, e.g. the pneumococcus responsible for pneumonia (16 of 50 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561534624​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

diplococcus | diplococci [plural]

First use: about 1881

Origin: New Latin, genus name

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/diplococcus

Wiktionary:

diplococcus [microbiology] | diplococci [plural]

Origin: diplo- + coccus

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/diplococcus

diplo-

Origin: combining form of Ancient Greek διπλόος, διπλοῦς ("double").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/diplo-

coccus

Origin: New Latin, from Ancient Greek κόκκος (kokkos, "grain, seed")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/coccus

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

diplococcus | diplococcocci [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "diplococcus"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "diplococcus"

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the Free Dictionary:

diplococcus

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "diplococcus"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "diplococcus"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "diplococcus" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

diplococcus | diplococci [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "diplococcus"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

diplococcus

Audio: North American pronunciation of "diplococcus"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=diploc​01 word=diplococcus

YourDictionary Audio:

diplococcus

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "diplococcus" by speech synthesizer

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