noun, plural dip·lo·coc·ci [dip-luhkok-sahy, -see] /ˌdɪp ləˈkɒk saɪ, -si/, Bacteriology.

  1. any of several spherical bacteria occurring in pairs, as Diplococcus pneumoniae.

noun plural -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)

  1. 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 (-kŏksī′, -kŏkī′)

  1. Any of various paired spherical bacteria, including those of the genus Diplococcus, some of which are pathogenic.


  1. A genus of gram-positive anaerobic encapsulated fermenting bacteria having a somewhat elongated spherical shape.

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