Micrococcus

Definition of Micrococcus

Mi`cro`coc´cus
n.1.(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.

Related Words

bacteria genus, family Micrococcaceae, genus Micrococcus, Micrococcaceae
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