noun, plural dip·lo·coc·ci [dip-luh–kok-sahy, -see] /ˌdɪp ləˈkɒk saɪ, -si/, Bacteriology.
- any of several spherical bacteria occurring in pairs, as Diplococcus pneumoniae.
noun plural -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
- any of various spherical Gram-positive bacteria that occur in pairs, esp any of the genus Diplococcus, such as D. pneumoniae, which causes pneumonia: family Lactobacillaceae
n. pl. dip•lo•coc•ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
- Any of various paired spherical bacteria, including those of the genus Diplococcus, some of which are pathogenic.
- A genus of gram-positive anaerobic encapsulated fermenting bacteria having a somewhat elongated spherical shape.