Synonyms

1. cocci

noun. any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria.

Synonyms

  • true bacteria
  • coccus
  • staphylococcus
  • staphylococci
  • eubacterium
  • eubacteria

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Example sentences of the word cocci


1. Noun, singular or mass
The tetrad occurs in a subgroup of the cocci where the bacterium divides in two planes to form a square of four bacteria called a tetrad.

2. Adjective
Diplococci are cocci arranged in pairs; streptococci are found in chains.

3. Noun, plural
Rods and cocci are most common.

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