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1. pneumococcus

noun. bacterium causing pneumonia in mice and humans.

Synonyms

  • Diplococcus pneumoniae

Etymology

  • -coccus (English)
  • coccus (Latin)
  • pneumo- (English)

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Example sentences of the word pneumococcus


1. Noun, singular or mass
The pneumonia shot is a vaccination given to prevent illness caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, also known as pneumococcus**.

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