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A coccus (plural cocci) is any bacterium that has a spherical, ovoid, or generally round shape. It is one of the three distinct bacterial shapes, the other two being ...


Bacteria are classified by direct examination with the light microscope through its morphology and aggregation. The basic forms are spheres (coccus) and ...


Coccus definition, Bacteriology. a spherical bacterium. See more.


May 2, 2017 ... Coccus, plural Cocci, in microbiology, a spherical-shaped bacterium. Many species of bacteria have characteristic arrangements that are useful ...


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 ...


Apr 24, 2017 ... The coccus bacteria (or "cocci") have a spherical or oval shape, sometimes slightly flattened when they are adjacent to one another. There are ...


Define coccus: a spherical bacterium — coccus in a sentence.


Coccus: A bacterial cell that has the shape of a sphere. Coccus is part of the name of a number of bacteria, such as enterococcus, meningococcus, ...


noun. 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 coccus.