Definition of "diplococcus" []

  • (noun) Any of various paired spherical bacteria, including those of the genus Diplococcus, some of which are pathogenic.

Use "diplococcus" in a sentence

  • "Wolf, watching a naked child defecate on a pile of garbage, recalled reading a city Health Services report - quickly suppressed by the mayor's office - that found the number of colonies of pathogenic micro-organisms like diplococcus, staph, amoeba and salmonella per cubic metre here to be completely off the measurement scale."
  • "Other types of bacteria found in milk and cheese include monococcus, diplococcus, tetracoccus, streptococcus, staphilococcus, lactobacillus and bacterial propionicas."
  • "For instance, not a few healthy noses and throats contain the bacillus of diphtheria and the diplococcus of pneumonia."

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