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Pronunciation: dip'lo-kok'us, dip'lo-kok'us


  1. Spheric or ovoid bacterial cells joined together in pairs.
  2. Common name of any organism belonging to the former bacterial genus Diplococcus.

[diplo- + G. kokkos, berry]

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