Coccus (plural cocci) is a term used to describe any bacterium that has a spherical, ovoid, or generally round shape. It is one of the three distinct bacterial ...
a spherical bacterium, usually slightly less than 1 μ in diameter, belonging to the Micrococcaceae family. It is one of the three basic forms of bacteria, the other ...
n. pl. coc·ci (kŏk′sī, kŏk′ī). A bacterium having a spherical or spheroidal shape. [New Latin, from Greek kokkos, grain, seed.] coc′cal (kŏk′əl) adj. American ...
plural coc·ci \ˈkä-ˌkī, -ˌkē; ˈkäk-ˌsī, -ˌsē\. Definition of
There are three basic shapes of bacteria:
pl. coc′ci·. a bacterium of a spherical shape; any of the carpels, containing one
seed, into which compound fruits split when ripe. Origin of