Definition of Diplococcus. Meaning of Diplococcus. Synonyms of Diplococcus

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Definition of Diplococcus

Diplococcus
Micrococcus Mi`cro*coc"cus, n.; pl. Micrococci. [NL. See Micro-, and Coccus.] (Biol.) A genus of Spherobacteria, in the form of very small globular or oval cells, forming, by transverse division, filaments, or chains of cells, or in some cases single organisms shaped like dumb-bells (Diplococcus), all without the power of motion. See Illust. of Ascoccus. Note: Physiologically, micrococci are divided into three groups; chromogenic, characterized by their power of forming pigment; zymogenic, including those associated with definite chemical processes; and pathogenic, those connected with disease.
Diplococcus
Diplococcus Dip`lo*coc"cus, n.; pl. Diplococci. [NL., fr. Gr. ? twofold + ? grain, seed.] (Biol.) A form of micrococcus in which cocci are united in a binary manner. See Micrococcus.

Meaning of Diplococcus from wikipedia

- A diplococcus (plural diplococci) is a round bacterium (a coccus) that typically occurs in the form of two joined cells. Examples of gram-negative diplococci...
- Sternberg and the French chemist Louis Pasteur. The organism was termed Diplococcus pneumoniae from 1920 because of its characteristic appearance in Gram-stained...
- particular, meningococcus (Neisseria meningitidis), a Gram-negative diplococcus organism, releases endotoxin when it lyses. Endotoxin activates the Hageman...
- is a fastidious, nonmotile, Gram-negative, aerobic, oxidase-positive diplococcus that can cause infections of the respiratory system, middle ear, eye...
- referred to as a coccus because it is round, and more specifically, diplococcus because of its tendency to form pairs. About 10% of adults are carriers...
- respiratory infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (formerly Diplococcus pneumoniae) Skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus...
- inhabitant found in the human upper respiratory tract. It is a gram-negative diplococcus. It produces a positive result of blue when put through the oxidase test...
- versicolor can grow on and metabolize naturally occurring coal. The bacteria Diplococcus has been found to degrade coal, raising its temperature. Coal is the...
- McDonnell M, Ronda C, Tomasz A (1975) “Diplophage”: a bacteriophage of Diplococcus pneumoniae. Virology 63:577–582 NCBI: Streptococcus phage Dp-1 (species)...
- virus as the probable cause of the disease. Other sources have suggested Diplococcus as a cause. Retrospective diagnosis tentatively suggests numerous accounts...
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